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Michael Jackson has passed away
Posted June 26th, 2009 4 Comments
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michael_jackson The biggest pop star in history has passed away. “The pop star was pronounced dead by doctors after arriving at a hospital in a deep coma, city and law enforcement sources tell The Times”. According to the LA times pop star Michael Jackson was pronounced dead by doctors this afternoon after arriving at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Michael Jackon was 51 years old.

I woke up today and I still can’t believe that MJ is no more. Even though an official press release has been posted on the official website of Michael Jackson it’s all so surreal. I’m not the biggest MJ fan, but I really love his music and I respect his work as an artist. His music will always be with us. May his soul rest in peace.

Click “read more” to find more information and the full press release.

Here is a copy of the official statement on the MichaelJackon.com website:

NEW YORK, NY – June 25, 2009 – Michael Jackson, one of the most widely beloved entertainers and profoundly influential artists of all-time, leaves an indelible imprint on popular music and culture.

Commenting on his passing, Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman, CEO and President, Sony Corporation, said: “Michael Jackson was a brilliant troubadour for his generation, a genius whose music reflected the passion and creativity of an era. His artistry and magnetism changed the music landscape forever. We have been profoundly affected by his originality, creativity and amazing body of work. The entire Sony family extends our deepest condolences to his family and to the millions of fans around the world who loved him.”

Rolf Schmidt-Holtz, CEO, Sony Music Entertainment, said: “Michael Jackson’s unsurpassed artistry and beloved music brought joy to every corner of the world. We join today with his millions of fans in expressing our profound sadness and we offer our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. It was a true privilege for all of us in the Sony Music family to work with one of the most talented superstars in the history of music. We will miss him greatly.”

Martin Bandier, Chairman & CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, said: “Michael was the kind of amazing talent that comes along once in a lifetime. He was an incredible recording artist, an insightful businessman, an unmatched performer, and a true icon. To all of us at Sony/ATV Music Publishing, he was also a trusted and passionate partner, who was very proud of our accomplishments. He will be dearly missed. We wish his children and entire family our deepest condolences.”

Five of Jackson’s solo albums – “Off the Wall,” “Thriller,” “Bad,” “Dangerous” and “HIStory,” all with Epic Records, a Sony Music label – are among the top-sellers of all time. During his extraordinary career, he sold an estimated 750 million records worldwide, released 13 No.1 singles and became one of a handful of artists to be inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Guinness Book of World Records recognized Jackson as the Most Successful Entertainer of All Time and “Thriller” as the Biggest Selling Album of All Time. Jackson won 13 Grammy Awards and received the American Music Award’s Artist of the Century Award.

Michael Jackson started in the music business at the age of 11 with his brothers as a member of the Jackson 5. In the early 1980s, he defined the art form of music video with such ground-breaking videos as “Billie Jean,” “Beat It” and the epic “Thriller.” Jackson’s sound, style and dance moves inspired subsequent generations of pop, soul, R&B and hip-hop artists.

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  • On June 30, 2009 at 10:27 pm
    Sammy wrote:

    What a tragedy. The king of pop definitely deserved a better ending. (I had tickets to his O2 concert.)

  • On July 3, 2009 at 12:59 pm
    Saurooon wrote:

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    Have a nice day
    Saurooon

  • On July 14, 2009 at 11:16 am
    Pett wrote:

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  • On July 14, 2009 at 1:17 pm
    Thorsten wrote:

    Hi Pett, thanks for stopping by :) It’s pretty busy these days but I try to update my blog as often as possible. Usually two or three times a week.

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