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Michael Jackson

Dies

6/25/2009 6:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

mj-dies-1We've just learned Michael Jackson has died. He was 50. 

Michael suffered a cardiac arrest earlier this afternoon at his Holmby Hills home and paramedics were unable to revive him. We're told when paramedics arrived Jackson had no pulse and they never got a pulse back.

A source tells us Jackson was dead when paramedics arrived. A cardiologist at UCLA tells TMZ Jackson died of cardiac arrest.

Once at the hospital, the staff tried to resuscitate him but he was completely unresponsive.

A source inside the hospital told us there was "absolute chaos" after Jackson arrived. People who were with the singer were screaming, "You've got to save him! You've got to save him!"

We're told one of the staff members at Jackson's home called 911.

La Toya ran in the hospital sobbing after Jackson was pronounced dead.

Michael is survived by three children: Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr., Paris Michael Katherine Jackson and Prince "Blanket" Michael Jackson II.

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121.

Hemma    

Michael Joseph Jackson

The King of Pop, The World Loved Him, The World Praised Him, The World made fun of Him, The World criticized him! The wonderful MJ tried so hard to continue to please the world, we say we love him, but in front of his face and behind his back we poke fun of him calling him names such as: Wacko Jacko, making up comedy skits about him, taking personal pictures of him and embarrassing him, calling him weird and bizarre, making fun of his nose, always in his face saying the world of critical statements!

Ever since Michael was a young boy this was his life, trying to please the public with his great talent and he did an amazing job!, but as the years added up, all of the pressure from child molester allegations, wacko jacko, ugly nose, freak, bizarre behavior, Michael started to hide from the world. His wonderful talent that we all love and enjoy hid, he just cut himself off, in his NeverLand home, desperately trying to have a childhood that he never got a chance to experience, he doesn’t know what the true meaning of love is. He has to ask a friend of his what love is and record the conversation of them speaking about it to hear it and try to learn what love means. Wow that must be a very sad soul, to have the world love him so much, but then to have the world poke fun of him, criticizing him, causing him to feel insecure and become fragile!

What else did Michael know? He knew only to please the public, give the world what they want, so he started transforming himself, his nose, his skin, without realizing the effects it would have. After trying to please the world, he only damaged himself further and had the world making fun of him calling him weirdo, freak, bizarre behavior, etc. The world destroyed Michael, WE ruined his life, WE broke his spirit, how dare we love someone, but then make so many negative comments about him????

When will it stop? When will the criticism stop??? You say ignore it, it’s just paparazzi, but when Michael didn’t know any better and grew up his whole life being criticized and lied to etc, he doesn’t know what to do, he is under constant pressure, constant bombardment of critics, he just hid himself away from the world, or he tried to at least. He tried to mold himself and please us, but only hurt himself in the end not knowing what to do. SO afraid to be himself and so afraid of his nose and appearance, and so saddened that people made fun of him calling him names and saying that he looks like a girl, he constantly and dramatically changed his appearance hoping for acceptance, but only to be called even more names!

He tried to protect his children from his fate, he made them all white, with light eyes and light hair to protect them from name calling, it makes me wonder if he was also criticized because of the color of his skin, he made the song black or white?, but it was too late the damage of all the years was already done, MJ will never be the same, he doesn’t know love because he was never given the chance to experience real love! How sad is that! The people that are saying they love him are saying all these mean things about him.. You cannot say that he should just get over it and ignore it because it comes with his job, because look at your sons, daughters, mothers etc, they are in high school getting boob jobs, butt implants, getting calf implants, cheek impants, botox in the face, etc….and plastic surgery is on the rise even though the risk, the people getting it are everyday people like you and me, not just celebrities!!! This shows you how bad society is in criticizing and hurting others.!!! The only reason they are getting all these procedures done is because their self esteem has taken a big shot!

There should be a law against criticism, something should be done!!!! People need to learn to accept people as they are and encourage them to do the best they can, not laugh at them, point fingers, criticize them and hurt them, all it causes is pain and suffering, words cut like a knife, and MJ was cut millions of times to the point of breaking, I am surprised after all the pain and suffering, all the surgeries and criticism, that he lasted this long!!!!!!!! I am so devastated, I am so upset, I wished I could have done something about this and maybe MJ would still be alive and be happy!!! If all this criticism wouldn’t have happened MJ would probably have learned to love himself and knew love and maybe he would’ve been healthier and happy and still be alive. Come on he was miserable and in pain, it is so sad that it took him having to DIE for us to realize how important he is, this misery is all caused by CRITICISM!!!!!!!!!!

I am so upset, I want there to be a class, a lecture, a requirement or something in all schools/jobs, or something to teach everyone to learn to love themselves, because the TV, the Internet, Society has become way to ind

1884 days ago
122.

marko    

Only one MJ-Michael JORDON people

1884 days ago
123.

EDDIE    

whether we like it or not,good, bad or evil, we all will depart this world.Everyone has his day.It is inevitable.For those 'Vilifying Michael Jackson' always rememeber my message. Michael Jackson God bless you always and your Soul.Amen

1884 days ago
124.

Marcius Tio    

Micheal Jackson - From King Of Pop To God Of Pop. Thank you for introducing moonwalk to the world. Thank you for the MTV revolution! Most of it all, thank you for the music, the entertainment!

1884 days ago
125.

marko    

Farrah heaven, Jacko wacko....??????

1884 days ago
126.

NODAXY    

Michael te quiero tanto, se ha roto un gran trozo de mi corazon. Tú no has muerto cariño, ahora descansas de la basura de tu alrededor y por fin estarás en un verdadero Neverland donde nadie te juzga , ni te hace daño, un mundo de niños. Gracias por todo Michael. Te quiero, te querré siempre.

1884 days ago
127.

Annette    

May Michael rest in peace. I hope that people will let him rest and give his family the respect they deserve during this hard and most difficult time. We will all miss Michael and all his talent with music and dancing. He was a gentle soul that is filled with alot of love. He has done so many great humanitarian things...more than the rest of us can say we have done.
This is how I want to remember him...as a great musician and entertainer. May God be with him now and may he be at peace. Annette

1884 days ago
128.

jmcbride    

Michael was a icon just like Elvis was in his day. I truly believe that MJ knew he was in trouble and went out of this world like Elvis... Its like history repeated itself in my era... RIP MJ you will be missed by all ages, types, and kinds. God be with his family, friends, and fans

1884 days ago
129.

GetRealPeople    

Totally insignificant person, from a totally destroyed family, ruled by an evil man and a weak-minded mother who hid belong the faulty teachings of her cult church. What else would you expect ?

Farrah's story is much more important... but even more important is the energy bill vote that was just passed without any coverage of the networks.

Obama is praising his muslim god.... thanking him for delivering such a grand distraction to the stupid people of America. He and Michelle are really proud to be Americans tonight because with all the morons watching networks drool all over themselves.... he sneaks in another 1000 page bill that not one member of Congress has read.

Are you freakin idiots even paying attention to the world around you ? Really..... is your attention span that short ?

1884 days ago
130.

Miss Helen Oyekan    

Goodbye Michael Jackson Rest in Peace, Much Love Helen,

Vaarwel Michael Jackson, Rust in vrede. Veel Liefde. Helen,

Au revoir Michael Jackson, repos dans la paix. Beaucoup d'amour. Helen,

Αντίο Μάικλ Τζάκσον, υπόλοιπο εν την ειρήνη. Πολλή αγάπη. Helen,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baQZ86dD900

Sai Antjima, Odabo-Odarina ko odi oju ala sun re O,

안녕 마이클 잭슨 의 평화에 있는 나머지. 다량 사랑. Helen,

Adeus Michael Jackson,Adiós Michael Jackson, resto en paz. Mucho amor. Helen,


Auf Wiedersehen Michael Jackson, Rest im Frieden. Viel Liebe. Helen,

Arrivederci Michael Jackson, resto nella pace. Molto amore. Helen,

さようならミハエルジャクソンの平和の残り。 多くの愛。 ヘレン,

Αντίο Μάικλ Τζάκσον, υπόλοιπο εν την ειρήνη. Πολλή αγάπη. Helen,


1884 days ago
131.

pablo miller    

mic was killed i feel listen to the call good the docter never answer they might not fine anything because to kill a person like that u have to really cover your tracks so use what he was taken and some stress and lil bit of something and you got some kind of clearence u can't blame the docter i sure he is a great docter so he know what to use

1884 days ago
132.

cris    

My heart is filled with sorrow for the Jackson Family. I was in his Dirty Diana Music Video in the late 80's and I remember he sprained his ankle during the video, and he was so apologetic because it caused a huge delay in getting the video done. He was gracious and quite humble. It's tragic to see this happen to an American icon.
Michael rest in peace and hopefully your children will realize what a great man their father was.

1884 days ago
133.

lisette1978    

TMZ YOU GUYS SEEM TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THE TRUTH "THANKS TMZ", IF MJ DIED OF AN OVERDOSE, IT'S ONE LESS JUNKIE IN THIS WORLD & IT DOESN'T BOTHER ME NOT ONE BIT, HE WAS WEIRD AND LIVED BEYOND HIS MEANS, YET NOW THAT HE IS DEAD ALL THE HIPOCRATES ARE CRAWLING OUT OF THE WOOD WORKS, WHERE WERE THEY THE DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY? THE CLIPS THAT I'VE SEEN, ABOUT MJ, IT LOOKS LIKE TO ME HE WAS ON SOME " GOOD ONES" I FEEL NO SYMPATHY FOR HIM. BUT MY HEART GOES OUT TO HIS CHILDREN AND THAT IS IT! PEOPLE DIE OF THEIR ADDICTIONS EVERYDAY. I CANT WAIT TO HEAR THE FINAL WORD OF HOW HE DIED..........ACCIDENTAL OVER DOES! HOW OBVIOUS DOES THIS LOOK HIS OWN PERSONAL DOCTOR MISSING IN ACTION, TOO STRANGE!!!!!
I LOVE YOU HARVEY LEVIN!!!!

1884 days ago
134.

kitty    

This is so very sad. I remember listening to his music and dancing to it when I was a kid. What a very talented man he was!!! and I do not believe for one minute that he was a child molester. He was too sweet and gentle of a soul to ever harm a child. I think these kids and their parents saw an opportunity to extort money from him, and I think the whole situation took alot out of Michael and the poor guy was never the same after that. I hope those gold digging bastards are happy now that he's gone and they have all his money. That's o.k. because what goes around comes around and they will pay one day for what they did. My heart goes out to Michael's family and friends and loved ones, and especially his children. Rest in Peace, Michael. The world has truly lost a great artist and a great man.

1884 days ago
135.

Ryan    

Many people in the world treated Michael Jackson wrong and allowed the press to shed bad a bad light over him in the later years....it has taken his death for people to start treating him right and with the respect he has always deserved. His worldwide fans have now come together with a message so loud that I know he hears us...We love you too Michael!

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