I read last night of Michael Jackson’s death at age 50. My first thoughts were “how sad”. Here is a person who had the world at his fingertips when just a young man. In the 1980′s, while in his 20′s his fame was turly amazing after the “Thriller” album (which I liked, particularly the MTV video). However, over the last 20 years, his has been a sad tale of heartache, poor choices, and just strange things. He dies with $400 million (yep, million) in debt, three kids, and a lot of skeletons in the closet. It makes me wonder how much the early fame and fortune impacted him negatively. It seems to happen periodically with sports stars as well. I guess if I was suddenly an overnight millionaire and famous while in my 20′s, I would likely have problems too. Nonetheless, I hope Michael finds peace now and his kids can gain some stability in their lives.