did you hear about Michael Jackson's Death?
Michael Jackson has been announced dead at age 50.
Pop giant Michael Jackson, who took to the stage as a child star and set the world dancing to exuberant rhythms for decades has died.
"Pop star Michael Jackson was pronounced dead by doctors this afternoon after arriving at a hospital in a deep coma, city and law enforcement sources told The Times," the LA Times newspaper reported on its website.
The paper's report followed news of Jackson's death first reported by the TMZ entertainment website.
There was no immediate comment from spokespersons for Jackson, who was known as the King of Pop, for hit albums that included Thriller and Billie Jean.
The singer was rushed to the UCLA Medical Centre Friday morning (NZT).
The LA Times says paramedics went to the singer's home and found he was not breathing. They performed CPR at the scene before taking him to the UCLA Medical Center hospital.
TMZ reported staff at the hospital tried to resuscitate Jackson but he was completely unresponsive. The website also says that witnesses saw Jackson's sister, La Toya Jackson, running into the hospital sobbing after he was reportedly pronounced dead.
Jackson, 50, was due to start a series of comeback concerts in London on July 13 running until March 2010. The singer, whose hits include Thriller and Billy
Jean, has been rehearsing in the Los Angeles area for the past two months.
The shows for the 50 London concerts sold out within hours of going on sale in March.
Jackson, who started out as a child star in the band The Jackson 5 more than 40 years ago, has lived as a virtual recluse since his acquittal in 2005 on
charges of child molestation.
- Erik GLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
As for your question if I have heard about Michael Jackson's death, yes. I am very saddened when I first heard the news - this news article that you above mentioned - an hour ago. He may have lost popularity over the recent years, but despite his troubling personal life, he will always be remembered as a great dancer, a rock star, and a music legend. I am hoping that sales of MJ's music will skyrocket right about...now.
- helloLv 61 decade ago
the entire world will be in mourning over the loss of michael jackson. he was the greatest entertainer to ever live IMO. such a sad sad day. farrah fawcett AND michael jackson? so sad.