I never said his death was a tragedy – I said he led a tragic life. Also, I do not feel as much a connection with him as my memories with family/friends and his music.
It is noteworth because a person that has had an affect on tens of millions of people died suddenly and died young.
Farah Fawcet was expected – after her long battle with cancer, Ed McMahon lived a long life and was ill. Michael – young and in seemingly good health. Very different situations.
He has been musically relevant – just not as the performing artist – he has written music.