I know I have not been updating my blog. So much to do. Here, there and everywhere. So, I decided to sit down at my desk after Subuh to blog...And as I was surfing the net, I caught this shocking news that Michael Jackson THE King Of Pop had passed away of a heart attack. He was 50. He collapsed at his home and died Friday afternoon (LA time).
I was -- and am still -- shocked by this tragic news.
The guy who gave us the moonwalk, Thriller, Billie Jean, re-defined dancing bringing it groundbreaking level, and lots more, was to have re-launched, thus, resurrected, his career next month with a world tour. Tickets for his UK tour were already sold out soon after the announcement.
His fans were ecstatic since his last tour was in 1997.
"My final curtain call", he had said, when announcing his tour earlier this year.
Michael Jackson's career spanned four decades.
He began singing at the age of 6 with his older brothers. They were The Jackson Five.
MJ, during a large part of his adult life, had been a recluse but in the last few years, was a troubled figure -- dogged by lawsuits, sex allegations and money problems. But he remained iconic and a larger than life personality in the entertainment world.
MJ was married twice and leaves three children.
The world mourns his passing. A great loss many will admit!
The radio was playing his music and running commentaries of MJ all morning. Watch TV for updates.
Michael Jackson was reported to have converted to Islam last year and had recorded an album of songs in praise of Allah.
His brother, Jermaine who is a Muslim, ended his statement to the media (10am KL time) on Michael's death : "May Allah be with you always....."
(I'd really like to see whether he will be buried as a Muslim.)
(From the Guardian)
American pop music legend Michael Jackson died of a heart attack in a Los Angeles hospital today, just weeks before he hoped to resurrect his four-decade long career with a series of sold-out shows in London.
Jackson was taken to the University of California at Los Angeles medical centre, and paramedics administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the ambulance. He arrived at the hospital in a coma and was reported dead about three hours later.
Also read THIS on Michael Jackson.
Indeed, it is sad day for the entertainment world. TV star Farrah Fawcett succumbed to cancer. She died in Los Angeles yesterday. She was 62.
Farrah was one of the three original Charlie's angels, known for her feathered blonde hair (everyone wanted to have a Farrah Fawcett hairstyle) and dazzling smile. A sex symbol in the 70s.
Her story HERE.