Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman, CEO and President, Sony Corporation, commented on his passing: "Michael Jackson was a brilliant troubadour for his generation, a genius whose music reflected the passion and creativity of an era. His artistry and magnetism changed the music landscape forever. We have been profoundly affected by his originality, creativity and amazing body of work. The entire Sony family extends our deepest condolences to his family and to the millions of fans around the world who loved him."
I'm a Gary Indiana native myself so the news of MJ's death really hit home for me. I give my respects to his family and to all of his fans.
Here is a link to the music video for the international hit Thriller