Michael Jackson Dies, But His Dancing Robots Live On

Gawker is reporting that Michael Jackson has died. No, this is not gadgety, other than the fact that Thriller was my first album. OK, that's not gadgety either, but this Captain Eo clip is:

Update: MJ is being mourned with class over at BoingBoingGadgets. Here's a link to Michael's actual 1992 Smooth Criminal shoe patent, wherein the heel of the shoe latches onto a hitch built into the stage permitting "a person...to lean forwardly beyond his or her center of gravity." And no one could lean forwardly more betterly than Michael.

Also, check out io9's topical obit: Michael Jackson's Science Fictional Life

[More Michael Jackson News at Gawker]