Show “overtaken by crushing irony” says press agent.
Pop singer and freaky side-show attraction Michael Jackson gamely announcing his “final curtain call” tour back in March at the O2 Arena:
This is it. This is it. These will be my final shows, performances, in London. This is it. And when I say this is it, I mean this is it.
This is really it. This is the final curtain call, OK? See you in July.
Ah, but not so much “it” as things turned out…
In other “thrilling” news from the celebrity obits this week, Farrah Fawcett and Ed McMahon also kicked the bucket with unceremonious aplomb.