With my recovery from the flu having been a slow process, I was inundated with all things about Michael Jackson on the television. I had been of the opinion for more than the last 15 years or so that Michael Jackson was unfortunately, very mentally ill. Those feelings and opinions were simply based upon his proliferation of bad press in the news. Yet, during the last few days, while I have seen so much of his recent history, it is the earlier imagery that has left me feeling very sad. It is this earlier imagery that makes me feel so much more sad about his life than I had in the recent past. A case in point is in his looks. He literally mutilated himself into something that appeared nearly non-human. This first image represents Michael Jackson BEFORE having plastic surgery on his face. He looks like a normal, handsome young man. His age at this time would be roughly 20. Here is another image of him after untold numbers of surgeries that destroyed his appearance.
I am of the opinion that Jackson likely died from an overdose of narcotics that were exacerbated by severe anorexia in which he began to digest his own heart muscle due to the lack of his consuming food.
It is so very sad. The reality is that he has been "off" mentally for 25 years, ever since he started the process of decapitating his nose and destroying his body. People who were his friends and relatives SHOULD have forced him into a mental health facility to work through whatever it was that was going on in his mind.