June 26, 2009 10:32 AM

Commentary: Even at 21, Michael Jackson seemed tired

Leonard Pitts got to interview Michael Jackson only once, at the family home in Encino, Calif.: "This was on the occasion of his 21st birthday, and I remember thinking that for a guy approaching a milestone, he didn't seem very happy. Truth is, he seemed tired. Not from fatigue or exertion. It was an existential tired, as if he felt worn down by the simple act of being."

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