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Michael Jackson Has Died

Michael Jackson has died at the age of 50
Courtesy of CBS

TMZ has reported that Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, died today, June 25, 2009 at the age of 50 from cardiac arrest. Jackson was rushed to the hospital by paramedics, but TMZ reports that when the paramedics arrived there was no pulse.


Jackson, who has sold more than 750 million records, leaves behind 3 children.


Did U Know?

  • Motown Records told fans Michael was nine years old when he was actually eleven to make him seem younger and cuter than he really was!
  • Michael has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, once in the Jackson 5, and once as a solo artist.
  • Jackson has eight Guinness World Records. One is for Thriller as the best-selling album of all time.
  • Michael's famous companion Bubbles the chimpanzee now lives on an animal ranch in Sylmar, California. His handler says, "He's in his 20s. He's doing fine."
  • Michael suffers from Vitiligo, a skin disorder that causes loss of pigment in the skin.
  • At the 2006 World Music Awards, Michael was presented with the Diamond Award for selling over 100 million albums in his career.
  • Michael has given millions of dollars to charity, including profits from tours and the settlement of the Pepsi lawsuit. He has given to hospitals, orphanages and the United Negro College Fund, among others. He was also one of the first entertainers to call attention to the HIV/AIDS crisis and the need for research and funding to help stop it.
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Blind Faith

Blind Faith wrote:

OHHHH NOOOO HOW DID I MISS THIS?? xD
commented: Thu May 30, 2013

Starry Eyed

Starry Eyed wrote:

Sad. Can't believe such talent went to waste. I also can't believe its been four years
commented: Tue Feb 19, 2013

pinkyshelton13
why is people so sad he died in 2009 june is done gone with were in 2013
commented: Mon Feb 18, 2013

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