Thursday, June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson dies at age 50
A tale of rise and fall fitting a King...

The Los Angeles Times was the first to report his hospitalization and passing. Then announced that Jackson was in a coma before confirming that, at age 50, Michael Jackson suffered a fatal cardiac arrest.

Reports state that brother Randy Jackson said Michael collapsed at his home in Los Angeles. Paramedics responded to a call and arrived around 12:30pm. They performed CPR and rushed Jackson to UCLA Medical Center.

At this time no official statement or declaration has been made but several news outlets are starting to report the star as deceased. Fans worldwide have rushed to the internet to comment. Reactions are citing everything from his glory days to his legal troubles and personal eccentricities.

Jackson's passing ends a vast career decades in length. Jackson was the seventh of nine children and breakout star of what has been deemed the original boy band the Jackson 5. Through his work in the 1980s with Quincy Jones and Rod Temperton, Michael Jackson would go on to earn the title "King of Pop". His album "Thriller" has long been known as the greatest selling album of all time.

I must admit I had the feeling he wasn't doing to well. However, you never wish ill on the man, even despite his strengths and weaknesses. With all the confusion about when/where/how Michael Jackson passed away, I'm wondering if there will be all new King sightings? Now that would be a ghost story! Won't stop me from jamming my Off The Wall cd though!

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