Michael Jackson was a phenomenal talent, beloved by many, who lived both a mercurial and Howard Hughes-esque existence. He made a ton of money. People were drawn to him to the point of absurdity. People would pay anything for a piece of him. This concerned his own church, the Jehovah’s Witnesses, so much that they accused him of becoming an idol that people worshipped.
They were probably right to a certain extent. Some celebrities become like Gods among men and women. Michael Jackson was a pop deity.
Now he will be a dead pop deity for the low, low price of $19.99.
More after the jump.