Maybe now the world will stop hounding him, without compliment. You can say a lot about him, but you cannot say it without saying this too -- he truly was the King of Pop, an icon, and as important to the evolution of music as the Beatles (and one of my three mentors, the legendary Quincy Jones, who produced Mr. Jackson's biggest career hits).
Assuming (and hoping) he made his own personal peace with our Lord, then even his sins...are and have been forgiven.
Mr. Jackson, my only prayer is that you have been "promoted."
God bless you, and prayers for your entire family, and especially your children, during this difficult time.
John Hope Bryant