Michael Jackson is dead. He died in the late afternoon hours of Thursday, 25th of June at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. His family members say that he probably died due to cardiac arrest. Jackson was aged 50.
Fans were shocked when they learned of Michael Jackson’s death. People gathered at Harlem, Apollo Theatre and Times Square in New York, his home town of Gary, Indiana and elsewhere in the country to mourn his death. They spread the news through their mobile phones.
Celebrities across the entertainment field were quick to offer condolences to Michael Jackson’s family and hail the ‘King of Pop’. Many said that he was the greatest entertainer of all time, and that he united whites and blacks with his music.
Michael Jackson was born on Aug. 29, 1958 in Gray, Indiana. He started his musical career with his brothers, at the age of 11. Soon, he was on his own. He came out with the album ‘Thriller’ in 1982. It went on to become the highest selling album of all time, with about 65 million copies and still going.
Jackson has had health problems all his life. He abused his body in many ways. Michael Levine, a publicist who once represented Jackson, said that emotional, physical, legal and financial pressures finally caught up with Jackson.
Michael Jackson was preparing for an epic 50-concert program in London, the first of which was on July 13th. It was supposed to silence his critics. Now the critics have been silenced, although not in the way his fans would have wanted.