by Michael dEstries
Categories: Music
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michael jackson, king of pop

This is shocking.

Reports are streaming in from across the web — most notably — that legendary singer Michael Jackson has died of a severe heart attack. He was 50 years old. Said TMZ,

Michael suffered a cardiac arrest earlier this afternoon at his Holmby Hills home and paramedics were unable to revive him. We’re told when paramedics arrived Jackson had no pulse and they never got a pulse back. A source tells us Jackson was dead when paramedics arrived. Once at the hospital, the staff tried to resuscitate him but he was completely unresponsive.

We’ll update more as we get it. Our thoughts are with his family.

[UPDATE: CNN live reporters are saying that Michael Jackson is in a coma. We’re hoping that’s true.]

[UPDATE 2: MSNBC has now confirmed that Michael has passed away. With Farrah Fawcett and Ed McMahon passing as well, this is turning into a very sad week.]

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Danielle

    How reliable is TMZ? I hope they are wrong. Poor Michael.

  • hil

    I’m hoping they are wrong too…

  • Michael Andre d’Estries

    I’m absolutely gutted. I worshiped this guy as a kid. My thoughts are with his family; especially his kids.

  • Danielle

    I believe Associated Press just told LA Times he has passed.

  • Erin Raw Foods

    TMZ would have lost all credibility if they’d called that one wrong. I knew sadly it was true when they broke the news…

    I just saw someone post the old Ecorazzi link about Michael being a vegetarian. I wanted to reply – it doesn’t matter if you’re taking a ton of prescription drugs from your dealer… er I mean DOCTOR (same diff)



  • ace

    That’s ashame. He had some good music. More and more people are dying young.

    May Michael Jackson rest in peace despite some of the negative things said about him.

  • http://Mtnweb Aniekan A. Essiet

    On behalf of every Nigerian,i pray his soul should rest in peace and on the other hand,i’m hoping it’s just a rumour.

  • Lamar Cole

    The passing of Michael Jackson is like a star being plucked from the sky. The sky becomes a little dimmer.

  • Techcrown

    R.I.P King of Pop Michael Jackson
    May he rest in peace.
    We all are going to miss him.
    He’ll live in our hearts forever.

  • kurai bvumbi

    this guy should rest in peace because he died a restless man…he created hell for himself…his children should learn from him and also other upcoming black americans who will rise top future fame

  • Body Detox Diets

    I will surely miss Michael Jackson, he is really worthy of the name King of Pop and he is certainly one of the greatest musicians of all time.

  • Cassyy

    Michael Joseph Jackson
    King of pop
    Gone but never forgotten
    Your legend lives on <3