This is how I will always remember him; as the guy who brought a lot of smiles and good times to our childhood. We (the siblings and the cousins) were crazy about him, we used to practise dancing and singing like him... back then he was at the pinnacle of success, there was no other name that could evoke such response and awe in our young minds as that of Micheal Jackson. I remember me and Tina (a cousin) had the biggest crush on him, we used to listen to his songs incessantly and exchange pictures of him, we even wrote to him once... asking him how he made this sound while singing 'Who is it' (notice before he starts singing and after each line he makes a 'hic' sound...)
We were so enamoured by him... and even though along the way we outgrew this phase and went through a whole lot of other phases (Tom Cruise, Leonardo dicaprio, Dylan Mcdermott... and Nam probably remembers the rest) Michael will always remain that guy whose name still evokes memories of togetherness, cousinhood, laughter, goofy dance moves, starry eyed wonder, crazy brothers, the ridiculous costumes (using white socks for the gloves), parents who would yell at us to turn the volume down... in short, memories of childhood.
He was truly the biggest entertainer this world has ever known, I mean even people in remote rural villages knew who Michael Jackson was, such was his stardom... it remains unparalled to this day. Michael I hope you are at peace now with yourself and that you are happy being the person God made you... the cute curly haired boy who made a huge impact on my generation.