Five years ago one of the greatest entertainers of our times left the world… millions of fans couldn’t believe what they were being told: Michael Jackson is dead. The 51 y.o. Superstar who delivered the best selling album of all times, the enfant prodige from Gary who has smashed all possible records and changed forever the way pop music and entertainment are perceived, raising the standards of show-business, left his 3 kids and millions of people who still today are mourning his death. A death that occurred in mysterious circumstances. While his doctor Murray is in prison, fans and journalists are still investigating on what looks like an unclear case of manslaughter that hides too many secrets linked to his will, the ATV Publishing Catalogues and alleged debts.
My past as a Michael Jackson hardcore fan first and then collaborator still drags me into a state of shock and confusion when I try to remember the moment when I came to learn he was actually dead. The idol that had literally shaped my life for over 20 years had gone, forever. I was supposed to see three of the London This Is It shows at the O2 Arena, but all I could think was: the world had just lost a light. He was and is a light to millions, with his incredible talent he has given the world unforgettable moments that will fill history books.