Now that I have more time to write on the subject and it is not 1am. Not sure how to start this post. I want to say something like, in a way I'm glad he's dead, but that just seems too cruel. On the other hand I'm not sure how to articulate it. Don't get me wrong, I am not ecstatic nor jumping from wall to wall over his death. That's not what I mean. Simply put, I am glad he is at rest and peace and would like to share my condolences for his family.
I'm not one of his biggest fans, nor have I really been that much affected by his fame like so many people have been. I'm just shocked actually that he's actually dead; more so on the way he died. To me he has always seemed like a tragic figure. He never had a childhood, was abused and his dad was a piece of crap. He had butt loads of money trouble in later years and had to deal with a society that did not seem to understand him and of course being a celebrity, the media that can turn on you on a dime. We're also not even going to touch on all the court cases.
It just seems to me like he's never been able to get a break, except for with his true fans. I've always felt so much sympathy for him.