That 2003 ABC special, Living With Michael Jackson, was the icing of the cake. Michael holding hands with a 13-year old kid, claiming he sleeps with him regularly. A 13-year old boy was being denied of his innocence. The world was watching. That was it for me. There was a horrible Cat-and-Mouse game going on between Michael and the tabloids. And both sides were at fault.
Michael, by dying, brought us together for a few moments again. We are buying his records again, and record stores are thriving. Right now, as you read this, he's becoming a legend. People will remember him for his good music, specially for Thriller and Off The Wall. He is already in the Pop Culture hall of fame for the Moonwalk, for that hat and white, diamond-incrusted glove. But I personally, will remember him as a guy who didn't know how to be average, and that did cost him everything.