True to form, here in Hollywood, we had 3 deaths at the same time. As someone who knows someone close who died, I believe in the term, speak no ill of the dead. There are other times to complain and wonder about people's lives, when they pass away is not those times.
Each person represented a different school of Hollywood: Ed McMahon was the Old School, Farrah Fawcett came from 70's hipness and Michael Jackson was "the King of Pop," I almost got stuck on the Westside due to Michael Jackson's death (I was scouting out Santa Monica for the Encyclicals), but the value in Hollywood is what people bring to the stage and screen. The best Above the Line people have an inner life before they get on stage. Sorry to say, only McMahon had it.
But let us say G-dspeed to Michael Jackson. G-dspeed, Farrah Fawcett and G-dspeed Ed McMahon. Rest in peace.
Some videos to remember them by: