Thursday, June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson Dies


From tmz, We've just learned Michael Jackson has died. He was 50.

Michael suffered a cardiac arrest earlier this afternoon at his Holmby Hills home and paramedics were unable to revive him. We're told when paramedics arrived Jackson had no pulse and they never got a pulse back.

A source tells us Jackson was dead when paramedics arrived.

Once at the hospital, the staff tried to resuscitate him but he was completely unresponsive.

We're told one of the staff members at Jackson's home called 911.

LaToya ran in the hospital sobbing after Jackson was pronounced dead.

Michael is survived by three children: Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr., Paris Michael Katherine Jackson and Prince "Blanket" Michael Jackson II.

Story developing...

UPDATE: It is being reported that he is currently in a coma.

UPDATE: He has been declared dead.

21 comments:

miko564 said...

Young children, with really crappy parents, can rest a little easier tonight.

Catfreeek said...

I wonder if he'll come back as a freaky dancing zombie.

Johnny Sweatpants said...

This is really huge news. Probably, the most iconic death since Elvis.

His old stuff is awesome.

JPX said...

I have to admit that Thriller is one of the best albums of all time.

Johnny Sweatpants said...

Off the Wall is a fantastic album too.

Catfreeek said...

It is huge and I did like his old stuff as well. I still remember the big MTV premier of the Thriller video it was just the coolest thing.

Too bad he had to turn himself into such a freak of nature. All that surgery and such probably weakened his heart.

Octopunk said...

If he comes back as a zombie, none of his face will have decayed.

A huge weirdo but an amazing talent. It can't be easy to peak in 1985.

HandsomeStan said...

With one white-gloved hand, I wipe away a single tear.

I had the glove, the sunglasses, the pants, and the zippered jacket. I even appeared in a family photo in 1985 wearing said jacket.

I always felt cooler in it.

miko564 said...

Sorry, I don't care if you cured Cancer, once you start fucking with kids...it undoes anything good you may have done prior or after.

JPX said...

"I even appeared in a family photo in 1985 wearing said jacket."

This photo needs to be posted post haste!

JPX said...

Miko, I couldn't agree with you more.

Catfreeek said...

Oh Mr. Handsome Stan I swear I would pay to see that photo.

miko564 said...

I would kick in some money to see that H. Stan pic!

Jordan said...

Octo beat me to it. If he were a Jedi, his ghost would have his original face, but 50 years old.

Julie said...

Weird news. It is a big one, probably the biggest since Elvis, as JSP said. And Elvis was a mad freaker, too. Talented people are sometimes awfully weird.

JPX said...

Biggest news since Elvis? I think John Lennon's death/murder probably beats it.

JPX said...

Steven Spielberg has released this statement about the death of Michael Jackson exclusively to EW:

"Just as there will never be another Fred Astaire or Chuck Berry or Elvis Presley, there will never be anyone comparable to Michael Jackson. His talent, his wonderment and his mystery make him legend."

Octopunk said...

Well! Now we know how to make accusations of child molestation disappear. Sell a bajillion albums and then die.

Dana's Brain said...

Late to the party. But I can't believe no one has thrown any conspiracy theories out there!

Come on! He's not dead! He's finally going to get a sex change operation and live in a sweet condo in Boca.

AC said...

my personal conspiricy theory de jour is a suicide + coverup. if the allegations of molestation were true, his own children are now entering that special target age- how hard would that be to live with?

i agree his early music was genius.

Johnny Sweatpants said...

Re: Michael vs. John Lennon. John Lennon (as a solo artist) did not sell nearly as many albums and one could argue that his career was bordering on irrelevance when he died. The only musician whose death could possibly eclipse this is Bob Dylan.

Miko, I understand what you're saying but keep in mind that Michael was also a victim of child abuse. He was denied a childhood by insane, greedy parents and spent the remainder of his life trying to recapture his innocence. Can I get an AC or a JPX to back me up on this one?

I never actually took Michael Jackson seriously until the past year. Several of my friends are really into him and their enthusiasm rubbed off on me.

I'm not sure why I can overlook MJ's tabloid life and still enjoy his music when I can no longer listen to Beck after learning that he's a Scientologist. Perhaps I'm just a hypocrite.