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BREAKING: Michael Jackson Dead at Age 50

jacksonControversial pop star Michael Jackson was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital this afternoon in cardiac arrest.   Paramedics were called to Jackson's Holmby Hills home and were unable to revive him.  

A Los Angeles Fire Department captain says paramedics responded to a call at Jackson's house at 12:26 p.m., and that he was not breathing when they arrived. Paramedics then performed CPR and took the singer to UCLA Medical Center where he has been pronounced dead.

"We're told when paramedics arrived Jackson had no pulse and they never got a pulse back," reports celebrity gossip site TMZ.com.

Jackson won 13 Grammy Awards, and had 13 number one singles in his solo career—more than any other male artist in the modern era.

Fans purchased more than 750 million of his albums worldwide during his decades long career.

For years the so-called "king of pop" was dogged by numerous allegations of inappropriate sexual contact with minors at his unusual "Neverland Ranch" home.

Jackson gave a 90-minute interview with Oprah Winfrey in February 1993, his first television interview since 1979. He grimaced when speaking of his childhood abuse at the hands of his father; he believed he had missed out on much of his childhood years, admitting that he often cried from loneliness.

During the Oprah interview he denied previous tabloid rumors that he bought the bones of the Elephant Man or slept in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber. The entertainer went on to dispel suggestions that he bleached his skin.

The 1993 interview was watched by 90 million Americans, becoming the fourth most-viewed non-sport program in US history.

16 Responses »

  1. Anybody who touches children like he did deserves to burn in Hell.

    He's probably just checking in right about now!

    • You sir, have no heart. This man brough joy to millions and leaves behind two small children. HOW DARE YOU!

      • His name is "Scum" after all. Oh, he was calling MJ that? I can understand not approving of somebody, but publically showing ignorance accomplishes nothing.

      • actually there are 3 small children ...

      • MORE THAN AWFUL.

        U ARE THE MOST HEARTLESS PERSON I HAVE EVER HEARD,HOW COULD YOU SAY THAT. HOW ARE U SURE HE DID IT,U DESERVE TO ROT IN HELL FOR TALKING ABOUT THE GREATEST POP STAR IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD.

      • HOW DARE YOU, Dummy!
        I don't wish death NOR hell on no one; for Christ died for the un-Godly as well as for the saints. But the children of the world are a lot safer from one man.
        Famous entertainers such as he sometimes DO bring joy and laughter to us, but talent NEVER offsets consequences.
        The hurting of just one child is more important than ALL the bringing, like you put it... "joy to millions". I've ALWAYS pitied his two children. GET A GRIP!

    • MJ's dead man.

    • yes you are right and he got what he deserve

    • you are a fucking ass hole and if anybody burns in hell it will be you!! how can you say that at a time like this?! stupid bitch.

  2. I ll always adore him for he was not an happy man due to the abuse of his father, He is talented and a great man, May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.

    • Being abused is NEVER an excuse to abuse someone else.

      Like I told “Awful” earlier:

      I don't wish death NOR hell on no one; for Christ died for the un-Godly as well as for the saints. But the children of the world are a lot safer from one man.

      Famous entertainers such as he sometimes DO bring joy and laughter to us, but talent NEVER offsets consequences.

      The hurting of just one child is more important than ALL the bringing, like you put it... "joy to millions". I've ALWAYS pitied his children. GET A GRIP!

  3. MORE THAN AWFUL.

    U ARE THE MOST HEARTLESS PERSON I HAVE EVER HEARD,HOW COULD YOU SAY THAT. HOW ARE U SURE HE DID IT,U DESERVE TO ROT IN HELL FOR TALKING ABOUT THE GREATEST POP STAR IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD.

  4. Michael nos deja su buena musica y con ella cada recuerdo de cada epoca en que la disfrutamos. Si hubo algo mal en su ser Dios se encarga de eso. Que descanse en paz y mis condolencias para sus familiares.

  5. Regardless of what the man did or did not do, he was aquitted in a court of law. If he did do what he was accused of, then he will have a higher judge than anybody on Earth. None of us should judge, those in glass houses & all.

    Billie Jean was on the radio tonight on my way home. I sat in the driveway & let the song finish. No matter what vileness is spread in his death, I will always know that he was a damn good singer, performer & musician.

  6. he was a wonderful singer,and god will judge the wrong

  7. wow, i dont even know how ignorant people can get.
    you dont wish that upon anybody, that is cruel hearted & pretty ridiculiouss.
    MJ was a great man with many talents.
    love you MJ
    r.i.p <3