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Tributes to Michael Jackson

Tributes to Michael Jackson

While it’s “easy” to make post-modern jokes about the death of a major icon like Michael Jackson, stars from all walks of life have weighed in with their tributes. Jackson, the very definition of “celebrity,” was a major figure in pop culture. It still feels shocking, that he’s gone. Some have compared this to the loss of Elvis Presley in 1977, but I’d argue this is a bigger event. Elvis may have been the “king of rock ‘n’ roll,” but Michael Jackson was arguably the first global, music pop phenomenon.

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