The King of Pop has died. This is official and no publicity stunt.
Before somebody complians that this grossly off topic, despite having put up the prefix in OT the subject line of this thread, it may be recalled that Jackson had special interest in Astronomy and Space Sciences. In addition to his patented moon walker dance, he also starred in a 3D movie Captain EO which was directed by Francis Ford Cappola and produced by George Lucas.
Mike once told a reporter "Why not just tell people I'm an alien from Mars. Tell them I eat live chickens and do a voodoo dance at midnight. They'll believe anything you say, because you are a reporter. But if I, Michael Jackson, were to say, 'I'm an alien from Mars and I eat live chickens and do a voodoo dance at midnight,' people would say, 'Oh, man, that Michael Jackson is nuts. He's cracked up. You can't believe a damn word that comes out of his mouth."
In one of his songs "Smooth Criminal" Jackson patented his "anti gravity lean" dance moves, which became a huge hit. Jackson always supported the cause of environment, global pollution and lately even light pollution. Who can forget his songs for "Free Willy" and the now world famous "Earth Song".
No wonder, the Bad Astronomy and the Universe Today forums have loads of obits dedicated to one of the most successful entertainer of all time.
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Source: Manoj Pai,India