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Along with the rest of the internet, we’re taking a brief moment for Mr. Jackson.

For the past 25 years, he’s been one of the most broad-reaching cultural figures on the planet…for better and for worse. And while Thriller and “I Want You Back” are forever, it’s hard to ignore how limited the scope of his life was—limited by money and the suffocating effects of fame. More worthwhile thoughts can be found here, here and here but we’ll let Youtube speak for itself…

—R.B.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Russell Brandom