Friday, 26 June 2009

Pop superstar Michael Jackson dies at 50

Michael Jackson has died after suffering a heart attack, according to a US website.

It was reported that he was rushed in an ambulance to a hospital in Los Angeles after he suffered a cardiac arrest at his home.

When paramedics arrived Michael had no pulse and they were unable to revive him.

However, there was no official confirmation of the reported death and spokespersons for Michael could not be reached for comment.

His passing will be mourned by millions of his fans around the world and a huge blow, especially those who had managed to get tickets to watch his much-anticipated concert - his curtain call, as he termed it – in the UK scheduled for next month.

Michael hadn't performed any major concerts since 2001.

Aljazeera has the story below.

Pop singer Michael Jackson has died after suffering a heart attack, a US website has said.

Paramedics were unable to revive Jackson after receiving a call to his home in Los Angeles on Thursday,, a celebrity news website, said.

"We've just learned Michael Jackson has died ... Michael suffered a cardiac arrest earlier this afternoon and paramedics were unable to revive him," TMZ reported.

"We're told when paramedics arrived Jackson had no pulse and they never got a pulse back," the report said.

There was no official confirmation of the reported death and spokespersons for Jackson could not be reached for comment.

A spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department had earlier told The Los Angeles Times that paramedics responded to a call from an address corresponding to Jackson's at 12.21pm (2021 GMT).

Officials at the UCLA hospital, where Jackson is believed to have been taken, were not immediately available for comment. - Al Jazeera

Farewell Michael. May you rest in peace.

Also read here Reports: Legendary 'King of Pop' Michael Jackson, 50, has died and here Michael Jackson pronounced dead.


Anonymous said...

OMG. Farrah Fawcett also died, after a long battle with cancer. Hope they meet in heaven.

Not a fan.

a fan said...

I grew up listening to Michael Jackson's music. Although his life was full of controversies, he was undoubtedly a great singer and dancer. He was an inspiration to many.

I am sad. Farewell Michael. Rest in peace.

joe said...

Hewas a musical genius. Such a great loss.

another fan said...

I am saddened by the news/ He will be greatly missed.


Ricky said...

He revolutionse pop music and had a major impact on the music industry. He broke down barriers for Afro-American singers. He was daring and crearive in terms of his dance and visualiised i8mad and had superb showmanship.

He is irreplaceable.

Rest in peace Michael.

shanghaistephen said...

dearest Maria,
It is indeed a sad day today to hear of such ! I am sure the rest of the world mourns Michael. Say what they want of the King of Pop...amid all the have to admit that Michael was the Greatest entertainer ever to have influenced our musical lives, yes ? I saw his show in KL too.
Sad to for this man-child to never have lived an ordinary and private life...maybe now he'll finally rest in peace !
God bless his soul !

Jane Do said...

His musical legacy will certainly far outlive the eccentricities which became part and parcel of his later years.


Ben said...

We will never see another superstar.

It is a sad day, indeed!

Anonymous said...

Was Michael a Muslim? Read at Rocky'sbru that he converted last year.

You will be greatly missed, Michael.

May God Bless his soul.

maria a samad (kak ton) said...

Hi Stephen (shanghaistephen).

Indeed, he was undoubtedly one of the world’s greatest entertainers.

How sad and what a tragic end. He was preparing to be what was to be his comeback.

The music world has lost an icon.

May he rest in peace

Anonymous said...

Totally in shock. We've lost one of the greatest artistes of our time.

Thank you Michael & Bless you.

maria a samad (kak ton) said...
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maria a samad (kak ton) said...

Anon 11:14:00 AM

Am sorry, I wasnt aware if Michael had embraced Islam.

But after giving a press conference at the hospital in LA just now to announce MJ's death, his brother Jermaine, ended it with this: “May Allah be with Michael always.”

Jermaine by the way, is a Muslim.

Anonymous said...

Anon 144:14:00am,

If he was a Muslim, he will be buried according to Islamic rite.

Tok mommy wrote: He was preparing to be what was to be his comeback.

Man proposes, God disposes. From Him we come and to Him we return.

Sleep well Michael. May you rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

Ooops, sorry.

The above comment was in response to Anon 11:14:00 AM

Anonymous 1:57:00 PM

Anonymous said...

He was a living legend. With his death he will be a legend...forever.

God Bless. RIP

puteri said...

kak ton,

I am shocked and at the same time saddened to hear the passing of a great music icon.

I grew up listening to his music, he will surely be missed.

May his soul rest in peace.

matt said...

Michael jackson is a legend! He is and always will be the king of pop.

May you rest in peace.