Saturday, June 27, 2009

King of PoPPPPP............

Pop icon Michael Jackson, who weaved musical magic with his songs and performances and was called the "ultimate entertainer", died of a heart attack Friday, leaving millions of fans in shock around the globe.

The 50-year-old moonwalking former child star, who became known the world over as the King of Pop, was not breathing when paramedics arrived at his rented home in Los Angeles.

He was taken to the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Centre, where he died at 1.07 p.m. Pacific time Thursday (1.37 a.m. IST Friday).

"I am so very sad and confused with every emotion possible. I am heartbroken for his children who I know were everything to him and for his family. This is such a massive loss on so many levels, words fail me,"

At the time of his death Jackson had been preparing for a 50-concert run in London that was meant to represent his comeback and secure his financial future.

The whole world expressed their grief over his death.
The moon dance unh!! that was so cool. And then the 90's came thats when Michael just went coucou!!"

Jackson was born into fame Aug 29, 1958, in Gary, Indiana, US. He never knew real life. He was five, the youngest member of his family band, the Jackson 5.

It was "Thriller" in 1982 that catapulted him into super stardom. The video for the song "Thriller" was a breakthrough success on MTV and heralded the age of the music video.

But it was in 1983 that Jackson introduced a dance move that will most probably be the defining visual burnished in fans' memories - the moonwalk. That singular dance move could well be the greatest move of all time.

Jackson held eight Guinness records, including most successful entertainer of all time.

Things really started going bad for him in 1993. He scorched headlines for multiple plastic surgeries and increasingly odd behavior.

Despite earning hundreds of millions of dollars he was reported to be $500 million in debt thanks largely to his eccentrically extravagant lifestyle.

11 comments:

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Susan:)

I was shocked to hear about the sudden death of Michael Jackson. He was an icon. He was from a poor family and became world famous by working very hard on his talent.

He innovated several dance steps which has been imitated by others.

I loved his singing and dancing.

Many thanks for the informative post.

Have a lovely day Susan:)
Joseph

Arkansas Patti said...

For all his fame, he just never seemed to fit into his own skin. He alway seemed to search for that comfort in bizarre ways.
A talent appreciated by millions world wide but alone in his world.
A sad ending for a sad person.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Susan, I think he was more popular these days overseas than he was in the USA... He still had followers here--but many of us just thought of him as a weirdo!!!! I do feel sorry for this children.

Hugs,
Betsy

Patty said...

Yes, he certainly did end up being different then the average person. He had to have emotional problems to act like he did at times, and do some of the things they said he did.

Mar said...

I love art of Michael, he was the king... A post beautiful...
A kiss

Yaya said...

I still can't believe it.

Shellmo said...

It's sad looking back at his life and too bad he couldn't straighten himself out at least for the sake of his children.

Liz said...

I was also sad to hear of his death. I loved his music growing up.

simon mathew said...

It was arel shocking news. Let's keep aside his private life. He was the uncrowned king of the pop music. Thanks for the information Femin.

SIM said...

Some shocking news about MJ.
Jackson had just pills in his stomach, reveals autopsy
The autopsy details of pop star Michael Jackson give a horrifying picture of the singer at the time of his death - he was a virtual skeleton as he was barely eating, there were only pills in his stomach. He was bald, bruised and also had broken ribs and needle wounds.

His hips, thighs and shoulders were riddled with needle wounds believed to be the result of injections of narcotic painkillers, given three times a day for years.

And multiple surgery scars were said to be the legacy of at least 13 cosmetic operations. Experts found the distressing evidence of Jackson's physical decline while investigating his startling death here last week.

The examination showed the 5'10" star, once famed for his on-stage athleticism, had plunged to a "severely emaciated" state. It is understood anorexic Jackson had been eating just one meagre meal a day.

Pathologists found his stomach empty aside from partially-dissolved pills he took before the painkiller injection which stopped his heart. Samples were sent for toxicology tests.

Having lost virtually all his hair, the pop legend was wearing a wig when he died and pathologists said little more than "peach fuzz" covered his scalp.

A scarred section of skin above his left ear was entirely bald, apparently the result of a 1984 accident when his hair caught fire as he filmed an ad for Pepsi.

Jackson suffered several broken ribs as frantic rescuers pumped his chest after he collapsed in cardiac arrest. Four injection sites were found above or near the King of Pop's heart. All appeared to result from attempts to pump adrenaline directly into the organ in a failed bit to restart it.

Three of the injections had penetrated the heart wall causing damage, but a fourth missed and hit one of the 50-year-old star's ribs.

The autopsy also found unexplained bruising on Jackson's knees and on the fronts of both shins. And there were cuts on his back, indicating a recent fall.

Jackson's once handsome face bore a network of plastic surgery scars, while the bridge to his nose had vanished and its right side had partially collapsed.

As inquiries into the tragedy focussed on the star's personal physician Conrad Murray, a source close to the Jackson entourage said: "Michael's family and fans will be horrified when they realise the appalling state he was in. His doctors and the hangers-on stood by as he self-destructed. Somebody is going to have to pay."

Murray, a cardiologist, was thought to have given Jackson the final injection of painkiller Demerol.

A second autopsy demanded by the Jackson family was carried out at a secret location Saturday after the first ruled out foul play.

Murray was hired just 11 days ago by AEG Live, the firm masterminding Jackson's 50 concerts at London's O2 Arena, earlier scheduled to start next month.

Sources claimed the family was preparing a multi-million-dollar lawsuit against the cardiologist.

Source: IANS

Syd said...

I hope that he rests in peace.