Friday, June 26, 2009

The Death of Icons

They say that major tragedies or deaths always come in threes, and this week proved that theory to be true. First, the passing away of Ed McMahon, a bigger-than-life personality with the signature laugh who made everyone comfortable becoming a couch potato. Then came the death of Farrah Fawcett, the quintessential female pin-up of all time and the reason most women feathered their hair in the seventies and eighties. And finally, last night, the announcement that Michael Jackson had passed away. This man, who was as controversial as he was talented, will always be remembered as the “King of Pop,” a title which no one will likely steal away from him any time soon.

Today, the world is a little sadder and a little less colorful without these three among us. But like most icons, they will live on in our imaginations, in our televisions and in our music for decades to come.

5 comments:

Amy Lilley Designs said...

sad sad so very sad...especially in Michaels' case...so tragic..Farrah was a warrior and her Spirit unwavering...so brave...a gem to the end...:((((

Dwacon® said...

Three greats gone in a week. So sad.

Grandy said...

They will be sorely missed indeed. Ugh!

Abhinav Rastogi said...

RIP MJ... same for other 2...

Henson Ray said...

Amy--I think what it makes it so sad, also, is that he never really got to redeem himself from all the bad press that has haunted him for all these years. But I guess that will keep him an icon (like Marilyn and Judy and John Belushi and River Phoenix and all the others that died too young) for years to come.

Dwacon--Yes, it's very sad. Thanks for dropping by.

Grandy--Three decades of icons gone in one week. Very sad.

Abhinav Rastogi--Thanks for dropping by.