Six years ago, on June 25th 2009 the world was shattered when we all found out the King of Pop: “Michael Jackson” was dead.

Where were you the day Michael Jackson died? Do you recall the moment when you heard the news on T.V or from someone else? I am sure to all the fans out there; that day and moment in life will be the one to remember. Yes, Michael Jackson was perhaps one of the best and greatest performers of all time. It was so hard to believe that the legendary icon was no longer with us.

Michael Jackson performs during his
Michael Jackson performs during his “HIstory World Tour” in 1993.

How can this great force and fierce performer was gone? Who was behind all this? Was it suicide? Did someone kill him? These were all the questions I asked myself when I heard the news. I was attending school in the small town of Sherbrooke, two hours away from Montreal; when suddenly one of me fellow students came and told me that Michael Jackson had died. I stopped and paused for a minute and it seemed like the words coming out of my teacher’s mouth did not make any sense. (I was in French class, btw.. so it was not like it made too much sense to me after all.) I told another classmate next to me and she screamed and jumped out of her seat. everyone looked at her awkwardly. Than I said Michael Jackson is dead. Suddenly French class became more of a Michael Jackson topic and a retrospective to his music and legacy. We were all in shock.

Michael Jackson performing:
Michael Jackson performing: “Smooth Criminal” during his “Dangerous World Tour” in 1992.

When I came home I turned on the news and effectively I was able to realize that one of my idols was already in a better place. I could not believe that months before his death he was getting ready and rehearsing to go on tour. One of the last DVD’S I happen to buy after his death was the behind the scenes of his upcoming world tour: “This is It”. The film shows Michael getting ready for the tour and preparing himself mentally and physically on stage with all the dancers and directors. Gosh!! “This is It,” was going to be a phenomenal Tour, only if he would have made it. Fans all over the world were excited to know Michael was back on the road after almost ten years.

Michael Jackson's
Michael Jackson’s “This is It World Tour” – Rehearsals 2009.

Throughout the years we have seen many tributes paid to MJ in different award shows and venues like The Grammys, The Billboards and The MTV Video Music Awards. Even Artists like Madonna paid tribute to Michael during her 2009 “Sticky and Sweet World Tour.” As well as on the MTV’S 2009 with Michael’s sister Janet Jackson. (Which I happen to be a huge fan as well.) History World Tour – Live in Auckland, New Zealand 1996 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKyRPcZcE3M Jackson delivered so many greatest pop hits like; “Billie Jean”, “Black or White”, “Thriller”, “Bad”, “Smooth Criminal”, among many, many more. He created new dance techniques like: “The Moon Walk” and “The Robot”, sold millions and millions of records, won an incredible numerous amount of music awards, performed amazing shows in venues all over the world and is consider up until this day in the music industry as the greatest artist that ever walked the earth.

Michael Jackson wins a record breaking eight Grammys for his album
Michael Jackson wins a record breaking eight Grammys for his album “Thriller” in 1984 – Next to Quincy Jones.

Long Live the King!

By Felipe M. @ felsite.net

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