Oklahoma fans react to Michael Jackson’s death
Gene Triplett and I talked to some Oklahomans who reacted to the death of King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Jackson died today at age 50 at a Los Angeles hospital.
“It’s completely shocking isn’t it?” said Derek Brown, 27, executive assistant to the CEO at the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma and a member of the local band Crocodile.
Brown’s wife and bandmate, Rachael Brown, 27, said she cried when she heard the news of Jackson’s death.
“Oh, man, I’m so bummed,” she said. “I just absolutely love Michael Jackson. … He influences what I write now … The last time I cried about something like this, I cried when (famous New York nightclub) CBGB’s closed, and when (Thursday news broadcasts) started playing his videos, oh man, it was rough.”
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