Many details throughout his life were sad, tragic and even at times, disappointing but few of us can deny his impact on the world. I can only say I was shocked. I mean I grew up owning all his earlier albums and dvds, rewinding and fastforwarding the Annie music video, my favorite, you know the part where he seemingly bends over, slowly defying the forces of gravity. It’s just upsetting that his more infamous side has been better known to us in the last decade (at least for me) and that many news sources are delving into all these other possibilities as to why he might have passed away. He’s already gone, commemorate him and let him rest in peace, leaving whatever he inscribed on each of us to us, rather than have it dissected on international news.