Remember Whensday

On September 21, 1986 the National Inquirer Magazine posted a photo of Michael Jackson in an oxygen container claiming that Jackson had a plan to live until he was 150 years old. Michael Jackson strongly believed that growing old is the ugliest and most ugliest thing in the world and it was his goal to avoid death. However on June 25, 2009 at the age of 50, Michael Jackson died due to acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication. Although, Michael Jackson died, his legacy still is remembered today.


The day of June 24, 2009 Michael Jackson was rehearsing his 1995 hit “Earth Song,” which was to spur comeback concerts of Michael Jackson’s singing career. However, after being found in his room not breathing and without a pulse, his physician administered CPR to Jackson, which was no avail. Autopsies revealed that there was no foul play nonetheless; investigations were made against the physician due to the malpractices he used and his abrupt exit from the scene. The physician received four years in prison for manslaughter and was released in 2013.


Michael Jackson is remembered more for his career than for his death. Although he truly was not able to escape death, he is immortal in the music industry. He is both on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice: one as a member of the Jacksons and one for his solo career. Even though he is of as the most successful entertainer of all time, Michael Jackson is more than just an artist: he is also a man of charity. Over his lifetime he has supported more than 19 charities including the YMCA, Cure4Lupus, and AIDS Project Los Angeles.


Thanks again Michael Jackson. I hope you are still moonwalking in heaven.

About Julia Antonson

I’m majoring in Natural Resources and Environmental Science and minoring in Chemistry. When I am not exploring the great outdoors, you can find me watching The Office while eating an obscene amount of Thai food. If you have any music questions, I’m definitely not the right person to ask.

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