This truly is the end of an era. The most famous person on the planet. The King of Pop. The single greatest performer of all time, has died. And with him a connection that spanned generations and the globe.
In an age as diverse and fractured as ours it's hard to believe there'll ever be another figure as unifying as this. I think it's safe to say that billions of people listened to the music of Michael Jackson yesterday. Billions. No one else on the planet could have that many people thinking the same thing. Dammit if that's not a beautiful thing.