Michael Jackson dies at 50

Wow! I first started hearing the reports about 40 minutes ago, and instinctively thought scam. But, then I started searching and the story came out:

At 12.26pm Thursday June 25th, 2009, LA paramedics were called to Michael’s home. When they arrived, they found him not breathing. CPR was performed at the house and on the way to UCLA Medical Centre. Latoya was seen rushing in shortly after.

Official confirmation is just starting to filter through, however his death is being confirmed by TIME online, BBC online, the NY Times, the LA Times, and many other news networks. Twitter is virtually shut down with all the traffic at present, and the tributes are only just beginning to flow for this icon of music, popular culture, and the eighties.
Michael has seen some troubled times in the last few years, however he was always an amazing artist and performer, it’s impossible not to reflect on the eternal and profound mark Michael Jackson left on music and pop culture at large.

I’m going to try to post a YouTube video of him here, but it may fail due to the internet being hammered right now. [Update – most videos are not allowing embedding] This is one of his iconic performances:
Billie Jean @ Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever.

It brought tears to my eyes even listening to it again now.
RIP Michael, we will always remember and love you.

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About Cameron
I'm a final year Computer Science/Information Systems major. Already finished my BA in Politics/Philosophy. I do web and software freelance on the side, while I finish studying. Hoping to be self-employed by the end of my degree, otherwise off into the real-world I go....

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