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Friday, June 26, 2009

A Tribute to The King of Pop

Many of you will be waking up this morning to news that will both sadden and shock you - that music legend Michael Jackson has passed away, aged just 50.

The star is said to have suffered a heart attack, while staying in Los Angeles as he rehearsed for his upcoming concerts at London's O2 Arena. And in the hours that have passed since, celebrities and fans alike have paid tribute to a man that will forever be crowned the King Of Pop. "Absolutely devastated" were music producer of Thriller Quincy Jones' words; "Heartbroken" said Michael's ex-wife Lisa Marie Presley, and film producer Stephen Spielberg perhaps summed up the epicness of Michael's death when he said: "Just as there will never be another Fred Astaire or Chuck Berry or Elvis Presley, there will never be anyone comparable to Michael Jackson."

Born on 28 August 1958 in Gary, Indiana, as one of nine kids, Michael has lived most of his life in the limelight, alongside his musical siblings in the Jackson 5, and later when he went solo.
He will be remembered for many things: his natural stage presence, having a pet monkey called Bubbles, selling 65 million copies of his Thriller album, wowing stadiums with his legendary moonwalk, being ambushed by Jarvis Cocker at the Brit Awards one year and wearing that white glove. But good and bad, he will always be remembered as a legend and our love of his music will remain stronger than ever.

What are your memories of Michael? If you would like to join us in leaving a tribute to the man behind such legendary hits as Billie Jean, Man In The Mirror, Earth Song and many, many more, please click here.

RIP Michael Jackson


  • At 2:32 pm , Blogger Magadan said...

    It's so sad :( I've never been his great fan, I just like his songs, but when I heard about his death I had tears in my eyes.


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