The City That Killed Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson's life would have been incredibly different (read: more normal) and lasted longer if he lived in New York instead of L.A., argues Gigi Levangie Grazer. She says the isolating qualities of L.A. enabled the downfall of the King of Pop.
July 12, 2009, 7am PDT | Nate Berg
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"What happened to Michael Jackson could only happen in Los Angeles - a city where elegant, moneyed suburbia, and its favorite accessory and most insidious symptom - the elaborately gated community - isolate its residents. Eventually, it was his isolation that ruined his life, that attracted those who could further isolate him, that killed him."

Had he lived in New York, she argues, Jackson wouldn't have been able to maintain such a bizarre private lifestyle.

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Published on Wednesday, July 8, 2009 in The Huffington Post
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