Local reaction to Michael Jackson's death

By: Dara Rees Email
By: Dara Rees Email

People in eastern Kentucky are also reacting to the shocking death of Michael Jackson. Some we talked to say it doesn't matter if you're five years old or 95 years old, everyone knows the name Michael Jackson. And everyone knows what a loss this is to American culture.

With fans across the globe, some say Michael Jackson's legacy will never die. Richard Sexton says, "He has changed music for a lot of ways, a lot of reasons."

Though his look changed throughout the years, everyone has their own iconic memories of the music legend. From "Thriller" to the Moon Walk, and as Freddie Goble says, "I think the Jackson Five when he was younger, singing 'I'll Be There'."

Mary Alice Oldfield says, "It really made an impression on me that the entire family would come together and perform as a group."

Despite a controversial past at times and even accusations of child sexual abuse, many hope Jackson will be remembered for his music.

Goble says, "Regardless of what folks may think about his lifestyle, mannerisms, all through his life was an icon of the American pop culture." The number one hits, the famous dance moves, the talent of Michael Jackson will forever be a part of American history.

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