It’s hard to believe Michael Jackson is dead at the age of 50. I always imagined him having a comeback of sorts. A time when he rose above all the weirdness and rumors and reminded us why he was on top in the 80s. I just thought he had more to contribute. A last chapter on a high note.
From Herbie Hancock:
This is an unbelievable tragedy, first of all for his family, for his devout fans, for the world of music and for the world of culture. Michael was one of the most diligent creators. His passion flowed through every pore of his being. His sense of invention was unparalleled. Who else could have thought of the moonwalk and who else could have created such a unique sense of movement in dance. His contribution to music and music videos; Off the Wall, Thriller, We are the World are expressions of his consummate talent. Above all his compassion for serving humanity and desire to uplift and encourage excellence are etched in his legacy.
He changed the world.
From Quincy Jones:
For Michael to be taken away from us so suddenly at such a young age, I just don’t have the words. He was the consummate entertainer and his contributions and legacy will be felt upon the world forever. I’ve lost my little brother today, and part of my soul has gone with him.