Michael Jackson 1958-2009

June 25, 2009 | By Bridget Burns | Archive, Entertainment

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Conflicting reports have been flying all afternoon regarding Michael Jacksons’ health, with the unfortunate conclusion coming this evening that he has in fact died.  The earths first “Moon-walker” was rushed to UCLA Medical Center earlier today in response to a 911 call from his Holmby Hills residence.  It was reported that he was in cardiac arrest when help arrived and was unresponsive upon receiving CPR by paramedics.

A controversial and troubled man, he has made an undeniable impact on pop music, music videos and “image reinvention” as an artist.   We have lost an American pop culture icon whose influence spanned over three decades.  Let’s have a look at Jackson’s flamboyant career from The Jackson Five to tabloid fueled eccentricity here.

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  • Auria Le Bellot

    He was an incredible dancer and singer no one can ever replace or accomplish what he did with so much dedicaltion. I will miss him dearly.

  • abdallah

    i am very very sad because the michael jackson has dead i miss you all my life and you live in my heart and i dont forget him for ever in last i say thank you michael jackson and you number one a singer and dancer good bye msater king of Pop…….i love you michael jackson

  • Dorothy Jackson

    An ANGEL indeed!

    Michael has and always will be the GREATEST man of my life time. His heart is bigger that this world and I will miss him dearly. His love for the human race is unparalell. His humanitarian gift was that gift from God. There will never be another to come after him that will be greater than him. Michael, I love you and I will see you again! YOU ARE MISSED!!!!!

    Love You Always, Dorothy

  • http://WWW.MJSITE.COM Brooklyn

    I LOVE MICHAEL JACKSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WITH ALL MY HART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<3Brooklyn P.S HE IS SSSEEEXXXXYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I <3 U MICHAEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!MICHAEL YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR HARTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!R.I.P!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Emiliq Mladenova

    You rock my world Michael Joeseph Jackson

  • http://www.mjsite.com Brooklyn

    Michael is so sexy!!!!!Even if people didn’t like him or his music he will still be in our harts!!!!!p.s.I <3 you michael!!!!!!!!!!!<3 Brooklyn!!!!!!!

  • http://www.downloadthisisit.com drndil

    iloved his music alot and i still think that his songs at the best in the world to day

  • Yosra

    I Love you Michael jackson forever,,you were tooooooooooooooo Good for this world,,you deserved to be in a better world..i will mourn your loss until the last day of my life…
    REST IN PEACE,,MY SWEET ANGEL..

  • http://www.spotifyripper.net Nickolas Fallenstein

    I started to enjoy Michael a lot lately. I sometimes wish i would have started that before he died :(. RIP