I know that the Classic Movies spot is probably not the most appropriate spot to pay tribute to either Farrah Fawcett or Michael Jackson for neither were classic stars from the golden days of Hollywood.
I've placed this here because this is the one spot where friends meet and talk and I wanted to know others' reaction to the sudden deaths of Farrah and Michael.
I was on here very late last night (about 3:00am Australian time) when I heard the sad news that Farrah had died. I was saddened but not totally surprised because I knew this lady had been fighting cancer for a long time.
I adolized Farrah when I was a young girl. Farrah was huge in Australia in the 1970s. Every young lady wanted her gorgeous hair and wanted to look like her in that famous red swimsuit. But Farrah was more than just a poster girl, she was a very talented actress. Her performance in The Burning Bed proofed that!
Michael's death has really jolted me. It is a shock because it was so unexpected. I heard about his (suspected)heart attack shorty after hearing the news of Farrah's death. The reports here in Australia were sketchy though-there was not too much information available. The last piece of news I heard before I went to bed didn't really indicate that it was life-threatening at all. I was woken up a couple of hours later by a message coming through to my mobile from my daughter, telling me of his passing. I'm saddened beyond words.
I know that I didn't know either of these people personally but I idolized both for different reasons.
As far as I'm concerned, Farrah and Michael are and always will be "classic stars" - just in a different way than the stars of yesteryear.
RIP Farrah and Michael!