The man was an unworldly dancer, a true artist. "Smooth Criminal" is my all-time favorite music video, a witch's brew of speakeasy noir, Jackie-Chan-esque choreography, and mind-bending zombie funk:
When I go to the club - which isn't very often, these days - I try to channel a little Michael Jackson. His jerky, frenetic movements fit my dance style, which started with tap dance lessons many years ago.
Goodbye, Michael. Rest in peace. Thanks for pushing the envelope. Thanks for taking us to the moon. You were right, enjoy yourself, it's later than you think. That's something we can all learn from.