Friday, June 26, 2009

Farewell, The King....


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....."

Al-Fatihah.

(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.

CONTINUE READING HERE...

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.

12 comments:

Rocky's Bru said...

Just a while ago, Dr Ridzwan reminded me on my blog of MJ's album "Return to Light". I remember buying the album at Bangsar village but can't seem to find it.

I don't own any of Michael Jackson's other albums. Perhaps because you listen to his songs so often on the radio those days, anyway.

Welcome back to blogging, Ena.

Basree Rakijan said...

Welcome back! Where have you been?

Rocky's Bru said...

NOTE: blogger sm_alkaff says it wasn't MJ's album, it was by Zain Bikha who sounds like MJ.

Anonymous said...

Yes most important to you is how they going bury MJ. A typical Malaysian....with racists mentality....

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Nuraina,
Welcome back from wherever you were! Back to MJ, my Mama was inconsolable when she heard the news this morning. Her fav Channel 9 cancelled their other programmes and just run everything that needs to be told about MJ with live feeds from LA.

Srikanth Siva said...

Rocky,

Dr. Ridzwan is wrong. MJ did not record any songs in Praise of Allah.
Its a popular misconception.

Srikanth Siva said...

The person who sung that song is Zain Bhikha. He does sound like MJ

Srikanth Siva said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zain_Bhikha

it says "It has been compared to the singing voice of Western pop musician Michael Jackson."

zaitgha said...

Miss you mam...yeah a great loss...i grew up listening to him and watching and admiring her hair...

one of the DJ chocked to tears when announcing the news in the morning....

take care mam and welcome back!!

Retrogina said...

Kak Ena,

I heard about Farah Fawcett's death on TV this morning. They were showing a tribute to her. Knew it was coming sooner or later but still rasa sedih.

And then, out of the blue Michael Jackson pulak. I had to sit down to absorb the news. Seems so unreal. Like it can't be. He's the King of All Kings. *sigh* Major sedih.

Miss your blogs. Checked it everytime i'm online. Glad u're back!

The Phoenix Foundation said...

NAS!
"I have promises to keep & miles to go before I sleep, miles to go before I sleep......"

Welcome back, NAS!

Kinda missed you since the posting on SIS.

Godspeed!
Mr.M

NURAINA A SAMAD said...

anon@10:32AM,

and yes....it does take one to know one.

what an ass you are.