Michael Jackson, Pop Icon, Is Dead at 50

Above: American pop legend Michael Jackson died Thursday
in Los Angeles after arriving at U.C.L.A. Medical Center in a
coma. He was 50. He is pictured here at the 1984 Grammys.
Jackson won eight awards for Thriller. Click here for Michael
Jackson’s Life In Pictures.

Michael Jackson’s Video Legacy

The New York Times
Published: June 25, 2009

LOS ANGELES — Michael Jackson, whose quintessentially American tale of celebrity
and excess took him from musical boy wonder to global pop superstar to sad figure
haunted by lawsuits and failed plastic surgery, was pronounced dead Thursday
afternoon at U.C.L.A. Medical Center after arriving in a coma, according to a city
official. He was just 50 years old, 39 of which he spent in the public eye he loved.
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1 Response to “Michael Jackson, Pop Icon, Is Dead at 50”

  1. 1 Brooklyn_Pop Jun 25th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Michael Jackson was one the greatest musical talents this country has ever produced. He certainly was one of the best known Americans around the world. Long before Obama came, there was Michael Jackson, making people happy from Tokyo to Toronto: Buenos Aires to Paris. Despite his human weaknesses, he remains the BEST. The press really tormented the majority of his short life. May his soul rest in peace, finally!

    Love and peace

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