Michael Jackson Update
The Los Angeles Times reported at 3:15 p.m., Pacific time, that Michael Jackson is dead at age 50. The Times attributed the information to city and law enforcement sources.
He had been rushed to a hospital earlier in the afternoon by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics and was reportedly in a deep coma.
Jackson's death is untimely and shocking. I grew up on Michael Jackson. He had 13 number one hits and changed the landscape of music videos when he came out with Thriller in the 1980s. I vividly remember the sequined white glove, the moonwalk, and his out-of-this-world Pepsi commercials.
I also saw the downfall of the man who was once known as the "King of Pop." During the 1990s, Jackson saw a string of child abuse accusations and there is that infamous footage of the singer hanging his baby over a balcony. I guess now it will always remain a mystery of what really went on behind the gates at "Neverland," his California estate.
In a few weeks he was going to embark on a United Kingdom comeback tour. Maybe he would have redeemed his career. I guess we will never know.
Stay tuned for a full obituary. In the meantime I leave you with some video clips to remember the legendary artist.
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