August 29, 1958 ? June 25, 2009
Pop giant Michael Jackson, who took to the stage as a child star and set the world dancing to exuberant rhythms for decades has died.
CNN has confirmed with the LA coroner that Jackson is dead.
“Pop star Michael Jackson was pronounced dead by doctors this afternoon after arriving at a hospital in a deep coma, city and law enforcement sources told The Times,” the LA Times newspaper reported on its website.
There was no immediate comment from spokespersons for Jackson, who was known as the King of Pop, for hit albums that included Thriller and Billie Jean.
The singer was rushed to the UCLA Medical Centre Friday morning (NZT).
The LA Times says paramedics went to the singer’s home and found he was not breathing. They performed CPR at the scene before taking him to the UCLA Medical Center hospital.
TMZ reported staff at the hospital tried to resuscitate Jackson but he was completely unresponsive. The website also says that witnesses saw Jackson’s sister, La Toya Jackson, running into the hospital sobbing after he was reportedly pronounced dead.
A true legend i only hope history will be more gracious towards the king of pop and his music will far out live the people that were so determined to ruin a legend.
love you michael and your music has touched so many of us.
rest in peace bro