The suddenness of Michael Jackson's demise brings to mind Spike Milligan's favourite joke for his own epitaph: "I told them I was ill!" So it would appear that some of the recent reports about MJ's illnesses and frailty were not so far-fetched as the concert promoter for the O2 gigs would have had us all believe! There will, of course, be the usual 3-ring circus of money-grabbing arseholes trying to capitalise as much as possible from his death.
As I posted earlier, elsewhere, cue remixes, re-releases, compilations, the complete biography and laughing all the way to the bank! Paul McCartney will probably have another go at getting those songs back, but they were virtually all that was left of Jackson's regular income and there are still a lot of hefty debts to be paid, plus all the lawsuits in progress and let's not forget all those humongous loans that have to be repaid.
I wouldn't be surprised if the pressure of his 50 show comeback at the O2 had contributed a lot to this - don't forget they'd already postponed the first 4 shows because of "technical problems" - yeah right!
Ain't life sweet, or as they say in the music business, " 'Life is just a bowl of Cherries' in 5/4!"