He was just preparing for his This Is It tour of 50 performances. His death definitely caught the world by surprise and put everyone into a state of disbelief. The King of Pop is gone. I can’t say I’m a total MJ fanatic by any means. I mean, I loved “Ben” when it came out as a single (from the movie “Willard”). His young voice was, in reality, the voice of the Jackson Five back in the day. I love his ‘Beat It’ single… quite possibly mostly because Eddie Van Halen did the guitar solo. Would I have still latched on to that song had it not been for EVH? Maybe… maybe not. Not to the same extent. But in any case, there will never, ever be another Michael Jackson, or anyone as universally larger than life as he was.