If you are like me, you have probably heard quite enough about Michael Jackson, yet I continue to listen to the details, sometimes rolling my eyes, sometimes shaking my head, often groaning. The reaction to his death has been extraordinary.
I liked Michael's music. I even thought he was kind of cute when he still had a nose and some colour to his skin. I am sorry he died, but that is about it.
His funeral/memorial was not the first to be bigger than Ben Hur and it won't be the last. But why do some celebrities generate such fuss and others don't?
I heard one sentence today that put it all in place for me. There will never be another Michael Jackson. The speaker was correct and like there will never be another Michael Jackson, there will never be another Elvis Presley, a Princess Diana, Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin or Ruldolph Valentino.
Is this the difference between being a star to being a superstar? To have or create such an individuality of your person or persona that you can never be re-created?
Now who will be the next one to go? You could vote here.