Any way you look at it, 50 years of age is too young to die. Take away the eccentricities, the oddness, everything that made people raise their eyebrows, and you have one of the most original, incredible, exciting musical talents that people will ever see or hear. I guess if he is to be remembered for anything it should be the music he made, his indelible stamp on popular music, and the joy he brought to his fans. I must say that I too raised my eyebrows frequently from all of his public misadventures that fueld the tabloids. I was very bitter about the fact that MJ owned the publishing rights to a majority of the BEATLES song catalog, and I hated it when I heard Beatles' songs used for advertising and knew that he would profit from it. But he was an incredible talent, and his passing is premature, stunning, and sad.