I for one remember where I was at almost every stage of his career, his songs and his theatrical music videos that etched out a special place in people’s memory. To witness his artistic magnificence was really magical and that feeling that he invigoured with his music will definitely inspire great emotions and sentiments in the minds and hearts of his fans for a long time to come. Although coined the King of Pop his music was unique. It was not quite like any other genre of music that ever existed. It was universal: it traversed boundaries and cultures, broke down barriers of ethnicity, geography, class, mindsets. Almost everyone could relate to his music on some level. He indeed left behind a legacy that may not be able to be so easily emulated. He was truly blessed with a gift and talent for music and inspired change for a better world and humanity. Whether this was achieved or not, is left up to us for the message is in the music to internalize and build upon the meanings imbued therein.
Michael was born to be a star and a star he was. Music will never be the same after him. With his words, rhythm and charisma he was able to reach people present and future spanning the globe. He was able to touch thousands or perhaps millions of lives with his brilliant collection of work, arousing emotions such as happiness, sadness, love, pride and more. He was truly amazing and a tough act to follow. May his soul rest in peace and may he find true and sublime happiness henceforth.