Michael Jackson has just been confirmed to have passed away tonight in a hospital in L.A. at the young age of 50. No matter what you think of him as a person, he was an incredible talent and for those who were kids during the 80's and 90's: his music was a huge chunk of our childhood.
And as any Sega fan would know, Michael Jackson and Sega got along rather well, collaborating on many projects such as The Moonwalker arcade, Mega Drive and Master System games..
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Here's a rather neat mix of the Sonic 3 credits music and Stranger in Moscow (and check out that photo!):
..and judging from the auction of his processions a while ago, he owned a LOT of Sega arcade machines at the Neverland ranch, possibly provided by Sega themselves as a thank you because you gotta admit, the Genesis in America may not of had the jump start in the market it had if it was not for his name associated with it in this infamous commercial.