TMZ is reporting that that Michael Jackson died in Los Angeles from cardiac arrest. The Los Angeles Times, AP, CNN and CBS all confirm the report. The L.A. Times says doctors pronounced him dead after he arrived at the hospital in a deep coma. He was only 50-years-old.
I really don’t know what to say. I am completely shocked. This doesn’t feel like real life! TMZ has all the details. I’ll write a little more later.
And I’m back (FYI: this part was written a couple of hours later). I just finished watching hours upon hours of Michael Jackson coverage and I still don’t really know what to say. I will say that the dude made awesome music. That’s a fact. You know you busted your shit to at least one Michael Jackson song in your bedroom, a club, a parking lot, a high school gymnasium, etc… The first time I ever drunkenly fell off the stage at a club, “Scream” was playing. Yes, I remember that. I also remember staying up late to watch the premiere of “Remember the Time” on MTV (back when MTV still played videos). I recorded it over Maid to Over on VHS, just so I could watch it a bunch of times.
Michael Jackson’s music will live on forever. Hos will be dancing to it for the rest of eternity. Below is my favorite Michael Jackson song. It’s also one of my favorite karaoke songs. I mean, you can’t lose when singing about special rat friends:
And here’s a few pictures of Michael through the years.