I shared most people's instinctual reaction that it was a hoax. Possibly because we are always slow to accept the death of someone that we revere, but more likely because we have never really equated Michael Jackson with reality.
And then it dawned on me: there are some pretty compelling reasons as to why Jacko would be inspired to stage his own death.
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1) Man in the mirror
4) Smooth Criminal
5) Black or White
7) Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough
8) Beat It
9) Rock With You
10) Billie Jean
it was earlier reported that the King of Pop was hospitalized, I have to admit, I wasn't moved one bit. Michael has used the "sick card" before so I blew the news off as a publicity thing. As much as I love his music and having been a fan a s a child, I have come to be a bit skeptical when it comes to the rumors surrounding the eccentric Jackson.