Michael Jackson was the subject of endless fascination for generations of people.Children of the 21st century still love & adore him in “Thriller” & “Beat It”!
And even though he went through a wacky stage in his later years,I still loved him.I made have been mad at him for changing his appearance & allowing himself to be likened to a child molester.
Despite all the tragic situations that he got himself in,I will remember him as the King of Pop.He is on the same level as Elvis Presley.
Michael Jackson’s body gave up his soul today.But,this legendary figure will live on for eternity.Folks like him never die.
The sadness that I feel is so overwhelming.Now,I know what it must have felt like for so many when John Lennon died.Who didn’t love Michael Jackson at one time or another?
Here’s more on this eternal legend from CBS 5:
“King of Pop Michael Jackson died Thursday at a Los Angeles hospital where he was rushed around 1 p.m. PT by paramedics.
Jackson, 50, suffered cardiac arrest.
Capt. Steve Ruda told the Los Angeles Times earlier Thursday that paramedics responded to a call at Jackson’s home around 12:26 p.m. Ruda said Jackson was not breathing when they arrived.
Law enforcement sources and city officials told the LA Times that Jackson was declared dead by doctors Thursday afternoon after arriving in a deep coma at the hospital.
Jackson had announced months ago that he would be doing a comeback tour, but his representatives announced in May that the the star would postpone several of his London shows scheduled for this summer.
Jackson, who has sold more than 750 million albums and won 13 Grammys, hasn’t undertaken a a major tour since 1997 or released an album of new material since 2001.
The 50-year-old singer has been seen in public infrequently since he was acquitted of child molestation in California in 2005. He has struggled to pay his debts, and was forced last year to give up the deed to Neverland, his 2,500-acre ranch and miniature amusement park in California.
On May 20, Jackson’s representatives announced several postponments to his London comeback shows scheduled for this summer. The opening night at the 02 Arena had been set for July 8 but was be moved back to July 13, promoters said. In addition, other shows scheduled for July were moved to 2010.
The delays fueled speculation that Jackson was suffering from health ailments.”(End of Excerpt) Read the rest here.
And even more from E! Online:
“The crowns fit: Michael Jackson was the King of Pop; Elvis Presley was the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Both men commanded the pop-culture landscape, as much as the charts. Both men influenced their industry, as well as scores of artists.
And both men died unexpectedly and barely into middle age.
Jackson, whose lifetime of hits helped sell more than 750 million albums worldwide, whose smooth moves revolutionized dance as much as pop, and whose penchant for headline-making helped burnish his brand, and, following child-abuse allegations, helped tarnish it, as well, died today after being found unconscious at his Los Angeles home, multiple sources confirm to E! News.
Jackson suffered a heart attack, according to father Joe Jackson, and never recovered.”(End of Excerpt)Read the rest here.
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