Michael Jackson died at age 50
This may feel stupid to feel so sad about this, but... it's like a part of my childhood just died. Jackson like Madonna was just such an intrinsic part of growing up, not because I was his biggest fan or anything. But because he was one of those singers that everyone knew.
Whatever he became at the end, he was one of the great ones once upon a time and it's a sad day to see him go. Especially so young.