The King of Pop lived and died in controversy but will be long remembered as an icon who transcended anything we threw at him.
The Myth of Bob Woodward Max Holland, Newsweek Why is this man an American icon?
Willie is a true American icon, and it runs deep in the bloodline.
also ikon, 1570s, "image, figure, representation," from Late Latin icon, from Greek eikon "likeness, image, portrait," related to eikenai "be like, look like," of unknown origin. Eastern Church sense is attested from 1833. Computing sense first recorded 1982.