"The Gloved One." "The King of Pop." Hard to believe he's gone. Reports are still unconfirmed right now, but the LA Times has reported, and it was picked up by CNN, MSNBC, USA Today, Wikipedia and other outlets.
He was controversial for his suggestive dance moves, and had a questionable affection for young boys. He also ruled the 80s music scene and had one of the top-selling albums of all time (Thriller). I'm ambivalent about him as a person, although it's hard to deny his talent.