Today, June 25, marks the 2 year anniversary of Michael Jackson‘s death. It’s really insane to me to know that it has been 2 full years since we first heard the tragic news that MJ passed away … but one thing’s for sure, in those 2 years not a single day has gone by where the late King of Pop was forgotten by anyone … not for one second.
Two years ago Saturday (June 25), Michael Jackson died in his Los Angeles home. He was 50 years old. The circumstances surrounding his death are still disputed, though authorities officially attributed it to acute propofol intoxication and cardiac arrest. In the two years since Jackson died, the question of whether or not his doctor, Conrad Murray, is responsible has not been settled. The doctor, who stands accused of involuntary manslaughter, is due to stand trial in September. Jackson’s three children — Prince (14), Paris (13) and Blanket (9) — appear to be thriving. They now live with their grandmother, Katherine Jackson. On Thursday, they were spotted heading to the movies in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Earlier this week, according to the Daily Mail, the Jackson children were presented with custom-made memorial motorcycles that will be driven through Los Angeles’ Forrest Lawn cemetery on Saturday. A tribute will also be held in Jackson’s hometown of Gary, Indiana, where the mayor says the one-time King of Pop will be honored every June 25.
While the sad circumstances surrounding his death are still being debated in court, I think it’s important to remember all the wonderful music that MJ left us with. He was truly a genius and will forever be an eternal Pop Culture Icon. On this second anniversary of his death, let’s not wallow in sadness but, instead, let’s revel in his art. Maybe cue up some of your fave Michael Jackson songs … some of your fave MJ videos … let’s celebrate his life today, not mourn it. The world still greatly misses Michael Jackson … but thru his art, he will be with us forever.