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Original post made by Jon on Jun 25, 2009

Update: Michael Jackson officially dead!!

Michael Jackson Rushed to Los Angeles Hospital for Possible ...
FOXNews - ř19 minutes agoř
AP DEVELOPING: Michael Jackson was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital Thursday afternoon, police told FOX News, but his condition wasn't immediately clear.

My notes:

He has a major and FINAL tour scheduled. The first few dates were cancelled due to??

I guess there will be NO FINAL tour.

What a sad story of fame at a young age, abuse and personal living hell. A talented guy with a lot of life problems.

Comments (23)

Posted by WoW, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 25, 2009 at 3:41 pm

How sad and yep, he has passed!

(CNN) -- Entertainer Michael Jackson has died after being taken to a hospital on Thursday after suffering cardiac arrest, according to multiple reports including the Los Angeles Times and the Associated Press. CNN has not confirmed his death.

A Los Angeles fire official told CNN that paramedics arrived at Michael Jackson's home after a 911 call.

1 of 2 Jackson, 50, had been in a coma at the hospital, sources told CNN.

Brian Oxman, a Jackson family attorney, said he was told by brother Randy Jackson that Michael Jackson collapsed at his home in west Los Angeles Thursday morning.

Family members were told of the situation and were either at the hospital or en route, Oxman said.

Fire Capt. Steve Ruda told CNN a 911 call came in from a west Los Angeles residence at 12:21 p.m.

Ruda said Jackson was treated and transferred to the UCLA Medical Center.

Asked specifics of the patient's condition, he said he could not discuss them because of federal privacy laws.

The music icon from Gary, Indiana, is known as the "King of Pop."

Jackson is the seventh of nine children in a well-known musical family.

At the medical center, every entrance to the emergency room was blocked by security guards. Even hospital staffers were not permitted to enter. A few people stood inside the waiting area, some of them crying.
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Posted by melanie, a resident of Parkside
on Jun 25, 2009 at 3:55 pm

Very sad to hear about Micheal,I hope the 'press', will be kinder to him now then they heve been of late,mellanie united kingdom

Posted by Jane, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 25, 2009 at 4:59 pm

We can all see a picture of Michael Jackson abusing his baby on Google images. (Comment deemed inappropriate by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff)

Posted by Pete, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 25, 2009 at 5:44 pm

And your an (Word removed by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff) Jane!

Posted by Day the Music Died, a resident of Danville
on Jun 25, 2009 at 6:08 pm

Hollywood, Motown, Nashville, NYC, etc. are all Train Wrecks with very few survivors.

I'll remember his music and forget that he was a freak.

Posted by Agree with Jane, a resident of Carriage Gardens
on Jun 25, 2009 at 6:57 pm

And we don't have to look at that creepy face anymore. Amen. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

Posted by Sad, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 25, 2009 at 8:31 pm

I don't know much about MJ and his legal issues, but he was an impressive entertainer, and most importantly a son, brother, father, friend. I pray for those that loved him - this must be devestating to them to lose him.

I hope he is at peace now.

Posted by People, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 25, 2009 at 8:32 pm

O.K. in this country one is innocent until PROVEN guilty! I am not going to give my OPINION on the "child molesting stuff" here.

Michael Jackson was ABUSED by his father as a child. he was forced into the limelight as a very young child and his future was molded for him.

Yes, he became very odd and there was BUZZ surrounding him his whole life.

Thant being said, this human being was a HUGE influence on what we know today as music. He was an accomplished musician and great businessman for many years!

NOTHING will take that away from him. His life and legacy was both GREAT, as well as VERY SAD!

Posted by Julie, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 25, 2009 at 8:43 pm

Julie is a registered user.

Wow, 3 icons in a row: Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, Michael Jackson.


Posted by Kyle, a resident of Foothill Place
on Jun 25, 2009 at 9:04 pm

Has Michael Jackson's father been found guilty in court of abusing Michael? If not, then your writing that he abused Michael is your OPINION. I repeat your own words, "innocent until proven guilty."

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Jun 25, 2009 at 9:18 pm

I won't miss you mj. Have a good rest.

Posted by big jr., a resident of another community
on Jun 25, 2009 at 9:42 pm

Mike will be greatly missed by many including myself.with much love and admiration I give my condolences

Posted by Big Poppa, a resident of Del Prado
on Jun 25, 2009 at 11:41 pm


Who cares@!!!!!!

Posted by funny, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 26, 2009 at 12:18 am

Who are you people to judge?

Posted by Mary, a resident of Birdland
on Jun 26, 2009 at 12:24 am

Now that just darn right mean!

Posted by Michele, a resident of Las Positas
on Jun 26, 2009 at 8:38 am

No one can take away the musical impact this one man had on the WORLD. You can go anywhere in the world, and he is very well known & loved. No one has accomplished, musically, what he has accomplished, and I am convinced no one ever will. The world has lost an amazing entertainer, regardless of his personal problems of the last 15 years. He's inspired those who came after him, and will continue to inspire those of future generations.

This is a sad time, but his legacy will live on forever.

Posted by Mac, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 26, 2009 at 8:44 am

Well, I for one found him to be amazing and adorable in the early years, odd and fascinating in the middle years and strange in the later years. Regardless of that, his impact on music, culture and the whole world is undeniable.

He had his demons. Many people do. I choose to forget his frightening face and behaviour and will instead continue to rock out to his songs!

Posted by Julie, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 26, 2009 at 8:50 am

Julie is a registered user.

Well put, Mac!

As far as "who cares?"....judging from the media coverage, A LOT of people do.

Posted by Jacko, a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Jun 26, 2009 at 9:49 am

The King *of pop* is dead ... long live the King!

Posted by Jon, a resident of California Reflections
on Jun 26, 2009 at 2:50 pm

I don't think we can judge by media coverage how many people care about someone. For example, I don't know anybody who cares about the marriage of 'kate and husband plus eight', yet the media coverage is extensive.

Posted by Rick, a resident of Highland Oaks
on Jun 26, 2009 at 2:51 pm

I choose to forget his frightening face, too, and hopefully now I'll be able to.

Posted by Mike, a resident of Highland Oaks
on Jun 26, 2009 at 4:37 pm

The man had talent and, like most people with talent, a few problems to go along with it. All in all, though, I'd rather see the talent bury the problems than see the problems bury the talent. That is, I feel his contributions to entertainment far outweigh his shortcomings.

For those who insist that he be appropriately punished for things he was not convicted of but, I'll grant, probably did, I feel you can't argue with the outcome. Death penalty at 50.

So, everybody goes home happy, right?

Posted by Qwerty, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 27, 2009 at 8:35 pm

It is sad to say goodbye to a pop icon, but unfortunately this doesn't come as a surprise. After years of abusing himself physically through many plastic surgeries it would not be hard to imagine him having substance abuse issues as well.

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