LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson, the sensationally gifted “King of Pop” who emerged from childhood superstardom to become the entertainment world’s most influential singer and dancer before his life and career deteriorated in a freakish series of scandals, died Thursday, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. He was 50.
The person said Jackson died in a Los Angeles hospital. The person was not authorized to speak publicly and requested anonymity.
The circumstances of his death were not immediately clear. Jackson was not breathing when Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to a call at his Los Angeles home about 12:30 p.m., Capt. Steve Ruda told the Los Angeles Times. The paramedics performed CPR and took him to UCLA Medical Center, Ruda told the newspaper.
Jackson’s death brought a tragic end to a long, bizarre, sometimes farcical decline from his peak in the 1980s, when he was popular music’s premier all-around performer, a uniter of black and white music who shattered the race barrier on MTV, dominated the charts and dazzled even more on stage.
His 1982 album “Thriller” _ which included the blockbuster hits “Beat It,” “Billie Jean” and “Thriller” _ remains the biggest-selling album of all time, with more than 26 million copies.
He was perhaps the most exciting performer of his generation, known for his feverish, crotch-grabbing dance moves, his high-pitched voice punctuated with squeals and titters. His single sequined glove and tight, military-style jacket were trademarks second only to his ever-changing, surgically altered appearance.
As years went by, he became an increasingly freakish figure. His skin became lighter and his nose narrower. He surrounded himself with children at his Neverland ranch, often wore a germ mask while traveling and kept a pet chimpanzee named Bubbles as one of his closest companions.
In 2005, he was cleared of charges he molested a 13-year-old cancer survivor at Neverland in 2003. He had been accused of plying the boy with alcohol and groping him. The case took a fearsome toll on his career and image, and he fell into serious financial trouble.
Hundreds of people gathered outside the hospital as word of his death spread. The emergency entrance at the UCLA Medical Center, which is near Jackson’s rented home, was roped off with police tape.
In New York’s Times Square, a low groan went up in the crowd when a screen flashed that Jackson had died, and people began relaying the news to friends by cell phone.
“No joke. King of Pop is no more. Wow,” Michael Harris, 36, of New York City, read from a text message a friend sent to his telephone. “It’s like when Kennedy was assassinated. I will always remember being in Times Square when Michael Jackson died.”
MAN SUES GUINESS BOOK OF WOROLD RECORDS BECAUSE THEY NAMED HIS AS THE PERSON WHO HAS FILED THE MOST LAWSUITS EVER
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HE HAS FILED OVER 4,000 LAWSUITS INCLUDING PEOPLE SUCH AS BRITNEY SPEARS,GEORGE W BUSH,THE EIFFEL TOER,AND THE ROMAN EMPIRE…
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WOODBRIDGE — Whiskers were one clue that the burglar wasn’t in it just for the money.A Woodbridge man has told police he came home to find someone had broken into his house and taken $500 from a bedroom dresser. But that wasn’t all.The man’s razor had been used and whiskers were left all over the sink.
Some Life Savers were also missing.
The man told police the burglar had left behind black socks on the floor next to his bed.
There has been no arrest.
HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A school spokesman said a southwest Ohio teacher has resigned after acknowledging she accompanied four female students to a male strip club. Butler Tech school district spokesman Bill Solazzo said the 47-year-old teacher resigned Thursday.
He said the teacher told Edgewood High School administrators that the students, all cheerleaders, asked her to take them to the bar in February.
The teacher told school officials in an e-mail that she got permission from the parents of the 17- and 18-year-olds to bring them to the club.
The teacher taught marketing at the school and previously served as a coach for the district’s eighth-grade cheerleaders.
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Believe it or not something like this happened in the state of Ohio…An employee at a Burger King restaurant decided for his birthday that he would take a bath in the sink at the restaruant where he worked.That indeed is one of the most sickest things that can ever happen at a fast food store…I’ve hear stories about employees at Chinese restaurants mixing the rice with their feet but nothing like this….
The reason why this unidentited idiot got caught was that he posted this on his myspace page and a member of the board of health in Ohio saw the video online.
The employee was terminated as a result of this incident.
THIS CRIME HAPPENED AT A DAYS INN LOCATED IN FORTH WRIGHT,KY. KENNETH NOWACK HAS JUST PROVEN TO BE PROBABLY THE BIGGEST MORON THAT IS OUT THERE TODAY. ITS BAD ENOUGH THIS 50 YEARD OLD IDIOT WAS CAUGHT HAVING SEX WITH A PROSTITUTE IDENTIFIED AS 34 YEAR ANGELA EVERSOLE.MR NOWACK IS PROBABLY THE BIGGEST LOSER OUT THERE TODAY. HE PAYED FOR SEX WITH A $100 GIFT CARD.THE PROSTITUTE EVEN SOLD HER BODY FOR 25 GALLONS OF ORANGE JUICE.THEY BOTH NEED HELP.