Here’s to the man in the mirror–the talented and troubled Mr. Michael Jackson. From adorable child singer to international icon–Jackson redefined pop music and stardom–breaking barriers and bringing people together even as he wrestled with the personal demons and tragedy that attend the stories of so many American music legends. Jackson in some ways feels like one of the last true celebrities–someone who was venerated, not for his wealth or consumption or reality tv inanity, but for his insane talent, innovation and being truly, magnetically, and sometimes terrifyingly interesting.
Rest in Peace Michael. (According to the interns at BUST you are now chilling with Tupac and Elvis, so you’re in good company). -Devan