Reporting deaths is probably the hardest part of being a journalist.
But today, after a long battle with cancer, actress Farrah Fawcett died. The sex symbol and Emmy nominated actress of “Charlie’s Angels” was 62.
Then later today, shocking news came in that Michael Jackson was brought into the hospital suffering from cardiac arrest. Doctors tried to revive him but he lost all pulse. The King of Pop died today at the age of 50. More details about his death will come soon.
A large portion of my teenage years were shaped by monologue jokes about Jackson’s skin color change, plastic surgeries, and molestation charges. Throughout those years, he was something of a joke, known as the child molester who went from black to white. However, we cannot forget the real reason Jackson became a star: he was the King of Pop. If you think about music in the 1980s, the first name that usually comes to mind is Michael Jackson.
Today, Hollywood lost two of its greatest stars. Music, movies, and television won’t be the same. My condolences go out to the friends and family of both Jackson and Fawcett.
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