Ding dong, the King of Pop is dead. Michael Jackson died yesterday of an apparent drug overdose, possibly Demerol. Here’s the scoop from CNN:
An autopsy is scheduled on Friday to determine what killed Michael Jackson. Paramedics took Jackson, 50, from his Los Angeles home to UCLA Medical Center, where a team of physicians worked for more than an hour to try to resuscitate him, his brother Jermaine Jackson said. He said the famed singer was pronounced dead at 2:26 p.m.
He was just getting ready to go to rehearsal for his big 50-city tour, in fact, had just given a quote about it in the Mirror.co.uk:
“Thank you all. This is it. I just want to say these will be my final shows, performances in London . This will be it. When I say this is it, I really mean this is it”
Well, he was right about the “this really was it” part, man, he must have really not wanted to go on tour, huh? A reporter spoke to Jackson’s lawyer outside of the home and this is what he had to say:
“He told me it was something he had expected for some time now. He said he had warned the family, Michael himself and everybody surrounding Michael about his use of medication and his concerns about what may happen.”
I think we’re all aware of Michael’s legacy of music, his innovations, etc., but his later years were overshadowed by not one, but TWO trials for touching the kinder. MJ’s whole life was about “children”, and living a life dedicated to nurturing that his inner child; unfortunately, he went a tad bit overboard into CrazyTown.
Regardless, here’s a nice tribute to Wacko Jacko: