R.I.P. Michael Jackson Dies at 50; New Details Emerge
Pop icon, singer and legendary music entertainer Michael Jackson has been pronounced dead Thursday, June 25, 2009 and now multiple details have emerged claiming that Jackson was first suffering from cardiac arrest after being taken to the hospital, and was later stricken, and reported in a coma for a short time before his sudden death.
Michael Jackson collapsed at his home in west Los Angeles Thursday morning as a call from his staff was made to 911 at around 12:21 p.m. Michael Jackson was found not breathing when the L.A. Fire Department paramedics arrived. Michael Jackson was immediately rushed to the UCLA Medical Center with no pulse as multiple attempts were made by paramedics who administered CPR to resuscitate him.
Katherine Jackson, Michael’s mom, and Latoya Jackson, Michael’s sister, were reported to have arrived at the UCLA hospital and the rest of the family are expected to be joining them soon, if not already.
The greatly shocking news has slammed the nation and the rest of the world, as the King of Pop was world reknown and this will surely stricken the world as the news circulates.
Michael Jackson was 50 years old at the time of his death and leaves behind 3 children: Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr., Paris Michael Katherine Jackson and Prince “Blanket” Michael Jackson II.
Michael Jackson was loved worldwide and was known worldwide as one of the greatest if not the greatest performers of all time with signature dances like his infamous moonwalk which, according to Michael Jackson himself earlier this month, he can still do.
“Why wouldn’t I be able to?,” Michael Jackson asks celebrity gossip site TMZ whose photog caught up with Jackson in Beverly Hills back on June 9th and asked him the question on video, ‘Michael can you still moon walk?’
Michael Jackson is also highly credited one of the greatest hit makers of all times for his numerous hit songs “Billie Jean,” “Beat It” and “Thriller” from his 1982 album “Thriller” recognized as the world biggest selling album with over 100 million copies sold. Michael Jackson is also known for the popular hit singles “Smooth Criminal,” “The Way You Make Me Feel,” “Dirty Diana” and “Man in the Mirror” from off Michael Jackson’s 1987 album “Bad.”
Michael Joseph Jackson was born to Joseph Walter “Joe” Jackson and Katherine Esther Jackson, the seventh child born in a family of musicians, originally from Gary, Indiana who would later relocate to Encino, California.
A member of the Jackson 5, along with brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon, Michael launched his solo career in 1971 and soon became to be the one we still and will probably always know as the “King of Pop.”
Watch Michael Jackson performing song Billie Jean live in Japan ’87 in the video below: