Farrah Fawcett, Michael Jackson, Hilde Rens


Cover from Michael Jackson's Bad album

Another bomb rocked Baghdad yesterday killing 69 people; Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson, two of the biggest names in entertainment passed on; and Belgian singer Hilde Rens (Yasmine was her stage name) suddenly took her own life. Twitter was awash with discussions over all of them.

Don't know what more I could contribute to the discussions other than to say they were all too young. One thing is for certain, the world is going to be a very different place without them.

As for Michael in particular, I may not have admired the guy but as a kid from the 1980s I grew up hearing his music. To me, hearing one of his songs propelled me to my life before I moved to Singapore when I was little, particularly when we still lived in Melbourne and my life was completely different. It was quite jarring to hear that he'd just left so suddenly.

Someone on Twitter mentioned that the 80s have officially now died.

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