Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett passed away earlier today.

@mentalward (14693)
United States
June 25, 2009 10:24pm CST
This is indeed a very sad day for millions of people. Michael Jackson died, apparently, from cardiac arrest but the cause is not yet known. He was an inspiration to many through his songs, even though his lifestyle was questionable. He was an extremely generous person, helping so many throughout his life. One of his songs, "Man in the Mirror" has always been an inspiration to me and I've based my life on the words in that song. Farrah Fawcett had a two and one half year battle with anal cancer. I have to give her a lot of credit for having the strength to endure all the procedures she went through in an attempt to get rid of this horrible type of cancer. I will miss both of them. Have you been influenced by either of these celebrities? If so, in what way? As a casual follower of the Buddhist religion, I know that Michael Jackson's "Man in the Mirror" was somewhat of a theme song among certain groups, because, basically, it summed up the base philosophy of Buddhism. "If you want to make the world a better place, start with the man in the mirror." Farrah Fawcett gave a lot of her time to charity, raising money and awareness for certain world issues. She proved herself to be exceptionally brave when faced with such a horrible killer, anal cancer. She was a roll model to some just by her bravery and courage. Somehow, the world seems much smaller without them.
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@neildc (17250)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
26 Jun 09
Not much about Farrah that I can remember and all I can recall about her is her portrayal as one of the Charlie's Angels in the 70's, right? With Michael, he is one of my inspiration, my idol in music. I remember him singing Happy, One Day in Your Life, Ben in the 70's. In the 80's, there comes the Thriller, Bad, Billy Jean, Beat It. And who can forget Jacko in the 90's with the Black and White, and other hits. Of course, our friends in other beliefs always remember him with the songs like Someday at Christmas, I saw Mommy Kissing...
@mentalward (14693)
• United States
26 Jun 09
I was more a fan of Farrah's when she began doing serious roles in movies. The Burning Bed was extremely moving. I believe she won an Oscar for that role. Of course, there were the YEARS that I was jealous of that hair of hers! Oh, what I would have given for a head of hair like hers! As for Michael Jackson, I remember be-bopping to the Jackson Five and little Michael and watched as he morphed into someone completely different-looking. I honestly believed that he was trying to be not black, not white, not male and not female, but a bit of everything. My favorite song I've already mentioned, "Man In The Mirror". So inspirational! I wish more people would really listen to that song and try to live their lives as he suggests.
@crazydaisy (3899)
• Canada
27 Jun 09
I think you said all what I would have said They will be miss big time I thought there it's real shock when I heard about .Michael Jackson had die I always like the "Thriller" and Billy Jean" and the moom walk. Ifeel so sorry about Farrah Fawcett she was really something else so pretty I was really surprise she had cancer that's to bad.I use to do my hair dress like her as well. They Both Are Going To Really Missed. cd
@mimpi1911 (25473)
• India
27 Jun 09
Thanks for the tribute MetalW. My friend told me that MJ, Farrah Fawcett and Ed Mcmohan - all three passed away yesterday. I Haven't known much of the latter two until my friend told me about them. But MJ is a cult personality and when he toured India in 1996, I wanted to buy tickets for the show but it was heck of a thing getting one! So much craze, frenzy and adoration! His life is a thriller which is badly publicised and even with all those that he had to face, I love him for his incredible talent. I has still been unexplained and unbelievable for me. I guess, with his postponing of "That is it!" , he said it all! My tribute to the legend and the other two as well.
@winterose (39893)
• Canada
27 Jun 09
the man in the mirror was my favorite as well, michael had so much problems though, he was mentally ill as far as I am concerned, and the pedophile thing is just awful, but now he is gone and that really is a shock, he was an excellent artist. and farrah will when I was growing up everyone wanted to be as beautiful as farrah and copy her hair style too.
• United States
26 Jun 09
I was overwhelmed with the news that two of my favorite people had went to meet there maker. Yesterday was a true sad day for the world. Not only did the USA lose 2 of its greatest icons the world lost 2 great people that really cared about it and the state that it was in. I will never forget growing up to the songs that Michael Jackson released. Yes its true I was one of those silly kids that played my boombox loud blasting Michael Jackson songs from the Beat It album. Then after the day was done I would go home and wish that I was a Charlies Angel. Farrah was the woman I wanted to be when I grew up. Just like a million other little girls I had the Farrah hair cut and wanted to be just like her when I grew up. I realized a few years later that I would never be like her she was the greatest and I could never attempt to fill her shoes. This is truly a sad day in the entertainment industry.