Friday, June 26, 2009

Michael Jackson dies at 50

'King of Pop' Michael Jackson died today at the UCLA Medical Center after he was brought in by paramedics who found him not breathing at his home, according to various reports.

Jackson, 50, rose to fame alongside his brothers as the lead singer of the Jackson Five in the late 1960s. Before he had reached his teens, the group scored a string of No. 1 hits such as "I Want You Back" and "ABC." But Jackson went on to even greater success as a solo artist. He became a global megastar in 1982 with the release of "Thriller," which spawned seven Top 10 hits and remains one of the two bestselling albums in history.

Jackson remained a major star for the next decade, but as the years passed he began receiving more attention for his eccentric behavior than for his music. In 1993, he was hit with the first of several accusations of child sexual abuse. Jackson eventually settled with the child's family out of court, and no charges were brought. A separate case resulted in a heavily publicized trial in 2005; he was eventually acquitted.

-Mercury News

Entertainer Michael Jackson has died after being taken to a hospital on Thursday after suffering cardiac arrest, according to multiple reports including the Los Angeles Times and the Associated Press. CNN has confirmed his death.




You gotta admit, regardless of how he lived his life, he made DAMN GOOD MUSIC!

R.I.P. Michael Jackson!! You Will Be Missed!!

A boy full of dreams has been hoisted to paragon and pop king. All the while, a crowd had gathered below the wind sailing Jackson, aiming their carnival riffles till the broken prize came careening down into the deep cold earth. Sleep now, Michael, and I will work the conundrum in your stead. Give my regards to Jim, Jimi, and Bob. What is it about rising that consumes with such ravenous vigor.
-Marcellus Nealy

tomorrow is not promised to any of us... live life to the fullest everyday!!!


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1 comment:

Miss Diamante said...

This is so sad!!

Rest in Peace, Michael Jackson!

sure today is a badass sad day. Also, Farrah Fawcett died : (