2009 has been dubbed the Dyingest Year for Celebs.
Perhaps social media tools like Twitter has magnified this sense of mortality as news of celebrity death travel so quickly and spread so widely. The death of pop superstar Michael Jackson on June 26th 2009 is by far the biggest news about celebrity demise that has broken on Twitter.
When the news first broke, Michael Jackson related keywords dominated the Twitter trending topics list, clinching 7 of the top 10 spots. In fact, Michael Jackson remained on the trending topics list for weeks after his death.
Some has dubbed MJ's demise as the "Best Selling Death" of all time. After all, he topped the Billboard charts posthumously and generated millions of dollars of revenue. Is this too cynical a view?
We invite Twitter users to share their thoughts and stories about Michael Jackson's death as experienced via Twitter