(The Big Man of Pop Music Has passed)

August 29, 1958June 25, 2009

The King of Pop music, Michael  Jackson, was pronounced dead on  Thursday, afternoon June 24, 2009   in California, USA.

Jackson,  who is said to be living in a rented house  on Carolwood Drive off Sunset Boulevard, in Bel-Air  was rushed to UCLA Medical Center. 

A member of Michael Jackson’s staff called for help around 12:21pm on Thursday and the Los Angeles Fire Department responded.  Capt. Steve Ruda of the Fire Department was part of the response team which found Michael Jackson unconscious.  It was determined that he had suffered cardiac arrest and the LA corner confirmed that he died from heart failure at 2:26pm Los Angeles  time.

Michael Joseph Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana on Aug. 29, 1958, the seventh of nine children to Joseph, a steelworker, and Katherine Jackson.

The world grew up with Michael Jackson’s music.  His career has spanned the last 40 years.  During this time he rose from teen idol to adult megastar and then there were the scandals.  Many Jamaican while lauding his talent have had difficulties relating to his physical changes and the scandals surrounding him.

Michael Jackson was  preparing for his comeback tour which should have started on July 13 in London.  This tour was expected to help take him out of debt as he seems to have lost most of his fortune and was heavily indebted.

Michael Jackson is survived by three children, Prince Michael Joseph Jackson Jr., Paris Michael Katherine Jackson, and Prince “Blanket’’ Michael Jackson II; his parents, Katherine and Joseph; brothers Tito, Marlon, Jermaine, Jackie, and Randy; and sisters Rebbie, Latoya, and Janet

Some thoughts on Michael Jackson       

“The thought of not having MJ sends the same parallel effect to the world as that of losing Bob Marley. Such an untimely lost to the world and as our motto says ‘all things shall perish from under the sky, music alone shall live, never shall die’. Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, gone too soon”. – Wayne Nunes, Founder and Publisher, RT Magazine.

“For a man with such immense talent who had the ability to woo tens of thousands, his death came at the lowest point in his career. With all the controversy that surrounded the later part of his career it is quite a shame he did not get the chance to redeem himself by reminding us why he is the “King of Pop”. It is undeniable that with all the blemishes to his name, he is still loved by millions and Michael and his work will continue to be in the hearts of all those who loved and admired him.” –Kerisha Scott, RT Magazine



“Him show me a youth ah grow up that you can be great at what you do, because practice does bring you close to that level of perfection. He showed me how to be strong despite what people say or believe about you. Michael Jackson gone too soon but I will definitely not forget a man, a artiste of Michael’s caliber! To be honest I was looking forward to more work from the ‘big man’. Lil Joe- Artiste.

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