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Michael Jackson

Posted on Jul.08, 2009 under Other Music

In contemplation over these past few days since the tragic news of Michael Jackson’s death, I have reflected on other occasions when some of my heroes have died. I know how I felt at the time. I can’t help wondering how those who loved Michael Jackson are going to heal and overcome the loss. My heart feels passionate to all who are feeling loss for Michael Jackson today.

I can’t help regurgitating the emotions and absolute numbness I felt when John Lennon was shot. I felt completely devastated. It’s taken me years to come to terms with John’s death. I felt robbed. I think we all did. Sincerely, my life has never been the same since his passing. There’s an emptiness in the world and in my soul. My first trauma of those I idolized was when Buddy, Ritchie and the Big Bopper died. Again, I felt numb, heartbroken, and didn’t understand why.

For those in heartache today, I wish you all wellness in healing. A great entertainer has died. I think those who experienced and heard his heart are more enlightened people for it than before. I believe you’re all most fortunate to have connected to Michael Jackson.

— Bill Ward

4 comments for this entry:
  1. Mike Stark

    This is why I love you Bill!!!!!

  2. Sandie Kanne

    Excellent and gracious, Mr. Ward. I am feeling all these things you describe. I’m 45 years old, a total rocker, but I’ve also been a dancer and lover of MJ’s music my entire life. I’ve never believed the total BS about him either. In my heart I believe he was an incredible person, giving so much to others, etc. But the affect of his music in my life is huge. The only thing that is helping right now is crankin the tunes man. Music heals, it’s healing me right now, just like reading your words. I wanted to say Thank You.

  3. K Zakk Williams

    Thank You Bill for posting this dedication to Michael Jackson, as you know we have lost many of our friends in this industry and I thank you so much for your tribute’s to our friends who are no longer with us. It has been a priviledge to work and play with some of the world’s most talented musicians, Again TY so much for what you have given to us all with your music.
    K Zakk Williams

  4. Filipe Rodrigues

    R.IP. Michael Jackson.

    Long Live Bill Ward!

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