Imam Zaid Shakir on the passing of Michael (Mikaeel?) Jackson

Assalamu ‘Alaikum,

As with the rest of the world I am saddened by the sudden death of Michael Jackson. The speculation as to whether he died a Muslim or not continues and remains to be seen whether he gets a Muslim burial or a Christian one.

The following is a link to some words from Imam Zaid Shakir on his passing: 

Was Salam