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R.I.P. Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson Remembered: Past, Present Photos

By now, most people have heard the unfortunate and very shocking news that pop, R&B singer and iconic entertainer Michael Jackson is dead. Jackson died Thursday morning at the UCLA Medical Center following being rushed to the hospital after becoming stricken by sudden cardiac arrest at his home in Los Angeles.

Michael Jackson collapsed at his west Los Angeles home Thursday morning and a phone call was made by his staff to 911 at around 12:21 p.m. Michael Jackson, was, at that time, stricken by cardiac arrest, and was found not breathing when the L.A. Fire Department paramedics arrived. Michael Jackson was immediately rushed to UCLA with no pulse where he later died at the hospital after paramedics and doctors made multiple attempts to resuscitate Jackson who was also, by then, stricken by a coma before his sudden death.

Michael Jackson, the greatest performer of his time if not the greatest performer of all time, was 50 years old, at the time of his death, and leaves behind 3 children: Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr., Paris Michael Katherine Jackson and Prince “Blanket” Michael Jackson II.

Michael Jackson had gone down in history, even before his death, as the world's biggest selling artist of all time which his 1982 album "Thriller" alone sold over 100 million copies, making it still the world's biggest selling album of all time. Thriller was filled with chart topping, world record breaking hit singles and songs such as "Beat It," "Billie Jean," "Thriller," and more. "Smooth Criminal," "Dirty Diana," "Man in the Mirror," and "The Way You Make Me Feel,"  from Michael Jackson's 1987 album "Bad," are too, some of Michael Jackson's most memorable songs.

Born to Joseph Walter "Joe" Jackson and Katherine Esther Jackson, Michael Joseph Jackson was the seventh child born in a family of musicians which Michael Jackson was just 6 years old when he became a member of the Jackson 5 with brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon.

Jackson later launched a solo career in 1971, soon became known as the "King of Pop," beginning with his March 25, 1983 live performance of "Billie Jean" on the Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever television special where Jackson debuted his signature dance move — the moonwalk — which drew comparisons to Memphis' own Elvis Presley; took a rest from the scene in 2005 after enduring multiple court trials and tribulations dating back to 2003 on child sexual abuse allegations, which Jackson was cleared of charges; and just this year, 2009, Michael Jackson was preparing a comeback to the scene with a new album and world tour, one that the world believed would be his last and most grand finale again of any musical artist ever.

Michael Jackson Remembered: Past, Present Photos

R.I.P. Michael Jackson, gone, but most definitely never forgotten, and always remembered as the 'King of Pop' and one of the greatest artists and performers of all time!

Video below: Michael Jackson performs Billie Jean live at Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever Anniversary Television Special (1983)

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  1. Rest In Peace Michael Jackon. You are truly the king of pop. You are a legacy and will live on forever! You are already truly missed and will never be forgotten. Your memory will be cherished forever by many. Thank you so much for blessing the world with your talent. May God rest your soul. God bless!
    ~RIP MJ~
    _TEARSofSADNESS_

  2. R.I.P michael jackson.
    you was the king of pop.
    and will always bem, no one will ever replace you
    and i know there was rumors spread about you.
    but yeah i know they wernt true,.
    and i hope you look down at us everyday
    _x
    loveyou loads.
    argii_x

  3. ily micheal jackson you will always be remembered and loved ily always i hope you in heaven right now may you rest in peace youve been an inspiration to me and i hope one day i can become like you i truely luv you you truely are the only one and onli king of pop and no1 can take your spot i can say lots of more but this good for now ily and i hope his family and friendsz and fan can realize how special he was and still is to this day we love you and will never forget bout youh =[ ily so fkn much .!!

    _*MICHEALS #1 FAN *_

  4. absloute legend, you will always be the king of pop! your music was inspirational and will always live on, no one will forget the creative flares you brought through your music and dance, love! rip.

  5. Michael, i can’t believe you’re gone!!
    I’ve been crying all day and night.
    You aren’t just the King of Pop, you’re the King of Music.
    You’re gone but not ever forgotten.
    You are being compared so much to so many people, but you are above them all, you are so much further above Elvis Presley and The Beatles.

    This is such a shock to everyone…
    The term “Legend” is often used too much in the wrong context….but for you it wasn’t.
    You are the DEFINITION of a Legend.
    You weren’t supposed to die! You were so untouchable and so beyond normality…you were supposed to be immortal!

    I love you. & i miss you so much, wherever you are.
    you are the inspiration behind my music and always will be
    All my love &prayers to you and your family

    xxxxxxxxx

  6. Michael every sense you died I been crying my eyes out begging for you to come back but it seems like it never did work and I been listening to your music just to have a reminder of you and while I was on the internet checking out your pictures you are now my background and every time I look at it I just cry so I love you Michael Jackson and I

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