Yes, Michael Jackson Has Died

Farrah Fawcett’s death earlier today will have been eclipsed by Michael’s. Critics are already predicting that the media and fan/cult onslaught could be larger than that of actor Rudolph Valentino or singer Elvis Presley.

From MSNBC:

Michael Jackson has died at age 50 after being rushed to UCLA Medical Center, NBC News has confirmed.

Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Steve Ruda told the L.A. Times that Jackson was not breathing when paramedics arrived at his home and CPR was performed.

TMZ.com reported that he may have suffered cardiac arrest.

Jackson had been due to start a series of comeback concerts in London on July 13 running until March 2010. The singer, whose hits included “Thriller” and “Billie Jean,” had been rehearsing in the Los Angeles area for the past two months.

The shows for the 50 London concerts sold out within minutes of going on sale in March.

His lifetime record sales tally is believed to be around 750 million, which, added to the 13 Grammy Awards he received, makes him one of the most successful entertainers of all time.

He lived as a virtual recluse since his acquittal in 2005 on charges of child molestation.

There were concerns about Jackson’s health in recent years but the promoters of the London shows, AEG Live, said in March that Jackson had passed a 4-1/2 hour physical examination with independent doctors.

That don’t mean a thing. They don’t say anything about the ultrasound scans for problems like peripheral artery disease, heart rhythm and for abdominal aortic aneurysms that are important. I’ve never known Michael Jackson to have any use for physical exertion other than dancing. It is not the same.

Jackson had been working with Hulk actor Lou Ferrigno to pump himself up for the rigor of more than fifty concerts in London. I was shaking my head at his appearance a month ago and wanted to write a little about it, but I discarded the draft. He already had contracted skin cancer. He was having problems with prescription drugs. I know that it is too early to figure out what killed Michael Jackson, but it may all have been too much for him.

Nam myoho renge kyo, Michael.

Rest in peace.

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~ by blksista on June 25, 2009.

5 Responses to “Yes, Michael Jackson Has Died”

  1. Michael Jackson is a legend. Such humans unfortunately only every 100 years is born. I hope he gets where he is now, finally in peace.
    Leave also your last greeting at Michael Jackson on our site, thanks.
    A big and now sad fan

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  2. We regret the great loss of the king of pop Michael Jackson
    Cordial sympathy from Germany

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