Friday, June 26, 2009

Micahel Jackson Meninggal

Michael Jackson dies at 50yrs old

(CNN) -- Michael Jackson, the show-stopping singer whosebest-selling albums -- including "Off the Wall," "Thriller" and "Bad"-- and electrifying stage presence made him one of the most popularartists of all time, died Thursday, CNN has confirmed.
He was 50.
He collapsed at his residence in the Holmby Hills section of LosAngeles, California, about noon Pacific time, suffering cardiac arrest,according to brother Randy Jackson. He died at UCLA Medical Center.
Lt. Fred Corral of the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office said anautopsy would probably be done on the singer Friday, with resultsexpected that afternoon.
"Michael Jackson made culture accept aperson of color," the Rev. Al Sharpton said. "To say an 'icon' wouldonly give these young people in Harlem a fraction of what he was. Hewas a historic figure that people will measure music and the industryby."
Jackson'sblazing rise to stardom -- and later fall from grace -- is among themost startling of show business tales. The son of a steelworker, herose to fame as the lead singer of the Jackson 5, a band he formed withhis brothers in the late 1960s. By the late '70s, as a solo artist, hewas topping the charts with cuts from "Off the Wall," including "RockWith You" and "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough."
In 1982, hereleased "Thriller," an album that eventually produced seven hitsingles. An appearance the next year on a Motown Records25th-anniversary special cemented his status as the biggest star in thecountry.



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