Friday, June 26, 2009

Michael Jackson dies at 50

On Thursday, The L.A. Times reported that pop icon Michael Jackson went into cardiac arrest at his Los Angeles mansion.

The L.A. Times said paramedics arrived on the scene shortly after receiving a phone call around 12:30 p.m. Paramedics found Jackson unconscious and not breathing. After trying to resuscitate him for more than 40 minutes, paramedics rushed Jackson to UCLA hospital where he was pronounced dead at 2:26 p.m.

An autopsy is scheduled to be performed on June 26 to find out the cause of death. More updates will follow the autopsy.

Los Angeles police said that they don't believe Jackson was a victim of "foul play" or was taking any medications that could have caused his death.

The death of a well known and loved musician is always tough, but Michael Jackson was and will forever be the king of pop music.

Growing up, my mother was a huge fan of Elvis and I would always argue with her about how Michael Jackson was better because at least he was still alive. I feel bad for that argument now, but Michael Jackson's legacy will live on, as well as his music.

Several of his songs have touched my life, and it's crucial that these songs are passed down to younger generations to love and enjoy too. He has inspired so many artists and musicians and provided his fans with hit after hit.

Rest in peace Michael.