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Michael Jackson: Gone Too Soon?

That’s the song that’s playing on one of the trailers lamenting the King of Pop’s death on 25th June 2009. But you know what? I’m not entirely sure I agree.

Aside from his commercial success, he also had multiple rhinoplasties, a fake chin, controversial skin colour, possible anorexia nervosa, drug dependencies and financial problems. If it’s true that he had body dysmorphic disorder, looking into the mirror every day must have been a tiny hell. His public photos always freaked me out, especially because of the mud-coloured lipstick and collapsing nose. I wonder if he ever let anyone see him without makeup in the later years. I wonder how much worse his face could have gotten. A sensational report of his autopsy states that he was bald. All these things must have been terribly frightening for him.

He would have loved this new wave of adulation started by his demise. A nasty, sneaky bit of me wonders, then, if it could be remotely possible that his death was not real. What if he simply changed his face one last time and faded out to live an alternative life as another person? He’d have millions from sales, and the choice to enjoy resuscitated, albeit indirect, fame. Or if he rose from his coffin during his funeral?

What if. What if. 

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July 6, 2009 at 07:36 Leave a comment


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I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song (Jim Croce)

Book(s) of the moment

Hogfather (Terry Pratchett)

Books read in 2010 and 2011

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows (JK Rowling) - 'cos the movie's coming out!
Frankenstein: Lost Souls (Dean Koontz) - ah, bugger, it's part of a series! Now I hafta find all the books...
Dismantled (Jennifer McMahon) - oh, good one
Tigerlily's Orchids (Ruth Rendell)
Shutter Island (Dennis LeHane) - reminds me too much of work
Holy Fools (Joanne Harris) - it's official: I prefer her scary books
A Series of Unfortunate Events; The Unauthorized Autobiography; The Beatrice Letters (Lemony Snicket)
The Little Friend (Donna Tartt)
The main books - 11 so far - of the Southern Vampire series; the Aurora Teagarden series except for A Fool & His Honey - that makes it 7; Sweet & Deadly (Charlaine Harris)
The Woman in Black (Susan Hill)
Full Dark, No Stars (Stephen King)
Room: A Novel (Emma Donaghue)
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children (Ransom Riggs)
The Bachman Books (Stephen King)
Men At Arms (Terry Pratchett)
Carpe Jugulum (Terry Pratchett)
The Fifth Elephant (Terry Pratchett)
Beauty (Robin McKinley)
The Sandman, Vol 1 (Neil Gaiman)
The Burden (Agatha Christie) - her crime novels are waaay better
Snuff (Terry Pratchett)

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