June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson Dead at Age 50

Wow. Didn’t see this one coming.

The L.A. Times is reporting that Michael Jackson has died after being rushed to the hospital.

Los Angeles Times | June 25, 2009 | 3:15 p.m. PT

Michael Jackson dead at 50
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.
Jackson was rushed to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center this afternoon by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics.
Fire Capt. Steve Ruda said paramedics responded to a call at Jackson’s home at 12:26 p.m. He was not breathing when they arrived. The paramedics performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation and took him to the hospital, Ruda told The Times.
More at http://www.latimes.com/

I know it’s been awhile, but man was he talented.

The Jackson 5:

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His dancing:

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Heck, even Thriller:

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Check out that intro, which I never noticed before. “I wish to stress that this film in no way endorses a belief in the occult.” Wow.

Sad stuff. Clearly he was a troubled guy but 50 is young.

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