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#478309 - Thu Jun 25 2009 03:44 PM Michael Jackson rushed to hospital
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Singer Michael Jackson has been rushed to a Los Angeles hospital, after being found not breathing. He was given CPR at the scene by paramedics.

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#478310 - Thu Jun 25 2009 04:27 PM Re: Michael Jackson rushed to hospital
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Mr. Jackson has passed away, it seems. Very shocking (he was only 50).
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#478311 - Thu Jun 25 2009 04:56 PM Re: Michael Jackson rushed to hospital
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When I was pregnant with my daughter, I listened to the Thriller album constantly. After she was born, when she got fussy that album was sometimes the only thing that would calm her...as though she recognized it from hearing it in the womb.

Rest in Peace, Michael.


Edited by bionic4ever (Thu Jun 25 2009 04:56 PM)
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#478312 - Thu Jun 25 2009 04:58 PM Re: Michael Jackson rushed to hospital
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Such a strange, strange, but talented man. Prayers go out to his children.
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#478313 - Thu Jun 25 2009 05:07 PM Re: Michael Jackson rushed to hospital
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So sad, rest in piece Michael. You were brilliant.

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#478314 - Thu Jun 25 2009 05:26 PM Re: Michael Jackson rushed to hospital
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"The Way You Make me Feel" is nothing like "Black and White". You make me feel "Bad" at times, but "I Can't Stop Loving You".

Don't "Beat It".. "Remember the Time" we made "History"!? "Don't Stop till you Get Enough" of the "Man in the Mirror".

I will so miss you Michael!
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#478315 - Thu Jun 25 2009 06:40 PM Re: Michael Jackson rushed to hospital
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I can hardly believe it. He was both a great talent and a tragic figure. I'm so sorry his life has ended so soon. And just as he was about to launch another concert series. RIP. And God bless your kids.

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#478316 - Thu Jun 25 2009 06:54 PM Re: Michael Jackson rushed to hospital
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Quote:

Such a strange, strange, but talented man. Prayers go out to his children.




Well said.
Any news on what has killed him?


Edited by Copago (Thu Jun 25 2009 07:10 PM)

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#478317 - Thu Jun 25 2009 07:25 PM Re: Michael Jackson rushed to hospital
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Quote:

Such a strange, strange, but talented man. Prayers go out to his children.




I agree,very well said
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#478318 - Thu Jun 25 2009 07:25 PM Re: Michael Jackson rushed to hospital
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They are still calling it cardiac arrest, but one of his "family attorneys" has been quoted as hinting prescription drugs may have been involved.
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#478319 - Thu Jun 25 2009 07:47 PM Re: Michael Jackson rushed to hospital
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He never had a normal life and will be missed........RIP Michael xx
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#478320 - Thu Jun 25 2009 08:13 PM Re: Michael Jackson rushed to hospital
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This may just be a strange coincidence, but the last two Quizzes of the Hour have both been about Michael Jackson! It seems that the FT randomizer is trying to pay tribute to a great artist

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#478321 - Thu Jun 25 2009 08:13 PM Re: Michael Jackson rushed to hospital
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You never like to see anyone die, but God works in mysterious ways. I hope his children will have a more normal life than he did, and will not be plagued by the stigma of being children of such a strange person. Let's just move on.


Edited by fredsixties (Thu Jun 25 2009 08:14 PM)

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#478322 - Thu Jun 25 2009 10:31 PM Re: Michael Jackson rushed to hospital
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All deaths are sad, I suppose. Somehow, you just knew that he wouldn't live to be 80.

I think this might be tragic news to people who were born in the 1960s or 1970s who grew up with him.

The first time I saw him on TV might have been around 1970 and I certainly admired his energy and talent, but as someone over ten years older, he really had no impact on my life whatsoever.

I concur with Fredsixties post... I sincerely hope his children are able to live "normal" lives but somehow, I doubt it. Celebrity, whether earned or born, is no advantage these days but rather a curse.

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#478323 - Thu Jun 25 2009 11:05 PM Re: Michael Jackson rushed to hospital
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I was shocked when I read and posted that he'd been rushed into hospital, and wondered then if he would recover or not.
He was both talented and eccentric, but also a clearly disturbed individual. With so much going for him, it was always sad to read about his unusual behavior, and sadder still to finally learn of his premature death

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#478324 - Thu Jun 25 2009 11:08 PM Re: Michael Jackson rushed to hospital
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I am very sad to hear about this. I keep thinking of how his kids being so young and having to lose their father at such a young age.

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#478325 - Thu Jun 25 2009 11:45 PM Re: Michael Jackson rushed to hospital
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I have very fond memories of the early Jackson, but I went off him a little when he started getting 'weird' - nevertheless an incredible entertainer.
The story of his death is dominating the French TV channels this morning, which only proves his WORLD fame and popularity!
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#478326 - Fri Jun 26 2009 12:05 AM Re: Michael Jackson rushed to hospital
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Although excentric, he was such a talented musician since his early childhood, he contributed some great music that will surely go down in history. My prayers are with his family.
RIP in peace Michael

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#478327 - Fri Jun 26 2009 01:29 AM Re: Michael Jackson rushed to hospital
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A cardiac arrest I hear.
What a shock to hear. I love his songs. RIP MJ.


Edited by doublemm (Fri Jun 26 2009 01:47 AM)
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#478328 - Fri Jun 26 2009 01:50 AM Re: Michael Jackson rushed to hospital
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I've been reading some of the worlds media, and already the global impact of his death has far surpassed that of Elvis Presley - some are even saying the impact is on a level with Mother Theresa, and Diana, princess of Wales!
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#478329 - Fri Jun 26 2009 02:52 AM Re: Michael Jackson rushed to hospital
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This guy has been part of my life since I was a teen - often in the news, a talented performer, a stalwart supporter of many many charities, a unique, disturbed and probably very lonely individual, for whom I have a lot of sympathy.

His life seems to have consisted of an awful lot of unhappiness, misery, cruelty and hurt. Hearing of his death this morning has been very sobering, but I also feel that perhaps now he can at last be left in some peace.

Like many others I wonder about the future of his children.
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#478330 - Fri Jun 26 2009 03:01 AM Re: Michael Jackson rushed to hospital
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This is incredible ......

"The internet suffered a number of slowdowns as people the world over rushed to verify accounts of Michael Jackson's death.

Search giant Google confirmed to the BBC that when the news first broke it feared it was under attack.

Millions of people who Googled the star's name were greeted with an error page rather than a list of results.

It warned users "your query looks similar to automated requests from a computer virus or spyware application".

It's true that between approximately 2.40PM Pacific and 3.15PM Pacific, some Google News users experienced difficulty accessing search results for queries related to Michael Jackson and saw the error page," said Google spokesman Gabriel Stricker.

It was around this time that the singer was officially pronounced dead.

Google's trends page showed that searches for Michael Jackson had reached such a volume that in its so called "hotness" gauge the topic was rated "volcanic".

SOURCE -http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8120324.stm

What an impact this man is having on the world - WOW, way to go Michael!
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#478331 - Fri Jun 26 2009 03:50 AM Re: Michael Jackson rushed to hospital
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I wasn't a huge fan of Michael Jackson, but was stunned by news of his death. There is no doubt, that depsite his troubled past, he is one of the world's greatest musicians. He will live on via his music like many other greats.

That's amazing news Del!

My local radio station have been playing Michael Jackson music all morning. I was amazed by the amount of hits he had!

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#478332 - Fri Jun 26 2009 05:48 AM Re: Michael Jackson rushed to hospital
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Michael Jackson, one of the greatest entertainers passed away. His death was sudden and shocked the entire world.

While he was alive, he had a lot of turmoil in his life and it seemed as though he was always searching for peace in his life.

I hope Michael has now found the peace that had so eluded him in his life.
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#478333 - Fri Jun 26 2009 07:28 AM Re: Michael Jackson rushed to hospital
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My memories are very strong of seeing Michael Jackson and his brothers preform at the now demolished JFK Stadium in South Philadelphia. It was the Victory Tour, and by and by it was amazing!

Michael was an extremely talented person. He was a genius in terms of Entertainment and knowing what his fans would enjoy the most.

Unfortunately, the years of legal trouble, accusations etc., put a severe emotional strain on him.

Only Michael and those truly close to him know if he ever really did those things that was said.

When I think of Michael Jackson, I remember how my mother's boyfriend at the time, got me the Thriller video, and how I watched it over and over and over...gosh those were amazing times!

Michael, I hope you have found your peace and know that beyond anything else your friends, family and fans truly love you and always will.

May the "King of Pop" rest in peace.
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