I am in shock too. Even as I Christian I sometimes feel there are some people that will live forever. I know we all have to die, but I just didn't think Michael Jackson would go so soon. Michael Jackson was a staple in our household growing up. I think he was apart of a lot of lives.
The irony of the situation is my son's recent obsession to Michael Jackson. He and his aunt had just covered several of his songs and made a cd of them. He was a fan right away. He would stay-up, at night at that, watching the Thriller video. He learned nearly all his songs. He even started dancing around the house as if MJ had given him personal dancing lessons. I thought it was cool that a legend from decades ago still had such an influence on my 7 year old son.
Michael's death has opened up a dialogue for my son and I. I was able to explain to him why people die. He wanted to know how many people had died that day (6.25) because he heard all the stories about Farrah and Michael. I told him thousands of people probably died today, but they are only talking about these two people so much because they are celebrities.