This has nothing to do with banking today, obviously, although I'm sure there will be stories which will talk about how his financial troubles brought on his heart attack. For example, the BBC reports that he was known to be spending over $20 million a year more than he earned and, in 2005, was called a 'spendaholic' with a "billionaire spending habit for only a millionaire's spending budget".
Equally, the cancellation of his London extended concert range is rumoured to have cost the organisers around £300 million.
But he'll be best remembered for Thriller,Billie Jean and his other milestone songs and dances.
Rock in Peace.
If you like that btw, the inmates of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center, Cebu, Philippines, made this special 10 minute tribute to Michael:
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