I hadn't thought of him in years. Strangely enough, since all that hoohah was going on about him in the media as to his various alleged aberrations. I was never a big fan per se, but always respected his talent. And that's what will shine through in the end, regardless of what he did or didn't do otherwise. Great stuff.
As far as all the bizarre behavior, who knows? Personally, I think he just snapped, and that the subsequent media "coverage"(make that scrutiny)just exacerbated the situation- like a magnifying glass on a leaf outside under the sun. Fried his psyche real good. Of course this is just my halfassed opinion, not any great pronouncement of fact..
As a creative artist of any kind, but particularly a performer--such as an actor or instrumentalist or vocalist--you give a part of your ass to your audience every time you perform in front of them. If you're a good actor or player or singer, you've shared something very intimate to them. You've gotten inside them. And that part that's gotten inside they take with them. So thus they now own a piece of your ass. And the bigger the scale you perform on, the more of that ass they own.
Rest in peace, Mr. Jackson. It's a shame they crucified you before they deified you. Hopefully you won't have those problems where you've gone from here.