The news about Michael Jackson awful, isn't it? You couldn't help noticing how frail he's been looking for a while, but I don't think many people expected him to die at the age of only 50. I thought it was ridiculous for him to be making plans to perform as many as fifty concerts in London - he was obviously never up to such a proposition.
He was one of the greatest singing and dancing entertainers of the past three decades, if not all time, and I can't see anyone achieving anything like the things he's done. He was a one-off and, if you haven't seen them all already, I would suggest you check out the videos from some of his main hits, ie: Bad, Thriller, Earthsong, Smooth Criminal, plus many others. His energy and obvious dedication to his performance was exceptional and, from that perspective, he was a musical genius.
I believe music lovers of all ages will be missing him at this very sad time.