The Death of Three Celebrities and Their Legacies

This week three iconic personalities died.  Each of them leaves behind a fingerprint in American culture.

  • Ed McMahon died June 23, 2009.  He is best known for being Johnny Carson’s announcer and sidekick.  Legacy: comedian.
  • Farrah Fawcett died June 25, 2009.  She rose to fame through her role in Charlie’s Angels.  Legacy: sex symbol.
  • Michael Jackson died June 25, 2009 (this is news only for hermits).  He is known as one of the greatest recording artists and entertainer of all time. Legacy: the king of pop.

The death of a comedian, a sex symbol, and the king of pop have saddened many this week.  The number of mourners around the world for Michael Jackson are easily in the millions.  While few will likely lament my death, I hope I will leave a greater legacy behind: that I faithfully pointed people to Christ.

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