RIP Michael Jackson (1958-2009)
The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, died today in Los Angeles at the age of 50.
According to CNN.com:
He collapsed at his residence in the Holmby Hills section of Los Angeles, 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 an autopsy would probably be done on the singer Friday, with results expected that afternoon.
“Michael Jackson made culture accept a person of color,” the Rev. Al Sharpton said. “To say an ‘icon’ would only give these young people in Harlem a fraction of what he was. He was a historic figure that people will measure music and the industry by.”
Questlove left this message on Twitter: “I think its time we let him rest in peace and learn to separate the ART and the ARTIST. That is the MJ I will forever remember.”
In keeping with Questlove’s word, what are your memories of Michael Jackson?