Michael Jackson???

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  1. scienceteach82

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    Rushed to hospital according to CNN....
    Died according to TMZ...
     
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    I'm all over it...conflicting reports. I will be heartbroken, to be perfectly honest.
     
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    I was flipping through the tv news stations and one said he died. I don't know.
     
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    This is weird. I hope he is ok. I still love the little boy I remember from "ABC"

    But you know, it is weird how celebrity deaths happen in 3s - and we have just lost Ed McMahon and now Farrah Fawcett . . . this morning as I watched the news I was wondering who would be #3. Hope this doesn't happen.

    I am not at all superstitious, not in the least, but I have indeed noticed that these come in 3s.

    Let's pray he is ok.
     
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    YES...someone else I know was talking about the death in 3s thing...weird.
     
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    CNN is still saying that he has suffered cardiac arrest, but no confirmation of death. It is not looking too good now. Such a sad situation.
     
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    news programs are saying he is in the hospital,
    but off the record they say he died...
     
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    Chicago Tribune says he's in a coma.
     
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    I can't find anything current. His life seems so sad really, I hope he has not died.
     
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    CBS just prempted our local news to say that he died at UCLA Medical Center at 3:15.
     
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    LA Times agrees; CNN won't confirm.

    That's three: Ed McMahon, Farah Fawcett, and Michael Jackson.

    (Bizarre how it's always in threes, isn't it??)
     
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    I'm just so sad. "Man in the Mirror" was the first song I remember learning besides "Jesus Loves Me". He's such an icon both worldwide and of my childhood.
     
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    It's very bizarre. Now if someone else dies it will negate the theory. I get so sad when someone famous, who nevertheless seems to have had an unhappy life, dies.
     
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    OMG!!! :eek:hmy::(:eek:hmy: I just came home & this was the first thing I saw when I turned on the TV! Woah!
     
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    I remember the Jackson 5 being so very cool.
     
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    Alice, they were awesome.
     
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    so sad...CNN reporting it now :(
     
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    Being just about 40, it's like my childhood icons are gone...with Farrah Fawcett's passing too...in a matter of three hours.

    Unbelievable.
     
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    The ABC news said he died today, right before his comeback tour, and had just passed a comprehensive medical checkup.
     
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    I am suprised how sad people are since he is a known child molester that got away with it. Just because he made good music did not excuse what he did in his private life! I hope those boys (some now men) can rest tonight!
     
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    I'm not going to debate this, at least not while the news is fresh. My mom just called because she knew how down I'd be. He's represents great things to me...
     
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    I LOVED Michael Jackson (didn't love what he did later on in his life but...). I remember when my sister got his Off The Wall album and I used to beg her to dance with the album as we listen to him sing:(. I remember taping the Grammy's when it was announced that he will be performing a new dance move and my sisters and I practiced for hours until we could do the moon walk.
     
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    He had scheduled like scores of gigs at the O2 arena in London this summer.
     
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    This is so sad and unfortunate. He did some pretty questionable things for awhile there...but regardless, he was an amazing artist and inspired so many people. He will be missed.
     
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    I know! Me too! Between him & Farrah dying the same day (how weird is that), makes my hair stand on end. I feel it's officially the end of an era. :(
     
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    The article I read said he wasn't breathing when they responded to the call, but no one would say anything. This is just so sad. I liked his music..hated the way his life turned out.
     
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    I think this is why his death is hitting some people so hard. When he was younger, he was a great entertainer and showed such promise. He could have been so much more.
     
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    I think it's entirely possible to separate the man from his music.
     
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    I think his whole life was just very sad.:(
    This is a person who never had a normal life or normal family relationships. How could you expect him to be normal or to have normal relationships as an adult?????

    This is sad. For my generation (I'm 32), this is as close to an equivalent of Elvis dying as there could be.:(

    I never understood the feeling people had about Elvis - he was just a singer....... now I understand a little more. It not necessarily that people LOVE him, but that someone who so paramount for a stage in life is gone. It is very surreal.
     
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    Yeah, I'd rather remember him as the 'King of Pop' instead of the child molestor.
     
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    I'm saddened by this. Even if I didn't know him, it breaks my heart when people pass so suddenly.
     
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    No one in their right mind would approve of what he did to young boys, but he was a musical icon in his own right. He had a talent that no one could deny.

    Proud~The Off the Wall tour is when I saw him and his brothers in concert.
     
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    and, as sad as it is, Farrah needed to be done. she was suffering horribly. I am thankful she did her documentary. I know it taught me alot that I was not aware of about cancer. But she needed to be able to rest.

    Apparently, he was with his dad today and was seemingly fine.
     
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    CNN confirms
     
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    I don't think that he was with his dad because CNN says that his father is on his way to the hospital from Vegas.

    This event is reminding of when Princess Di was killed.
     
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    RLucas - That is exactly why this is so tragic to me. His life was just plain sad, even with all his talent and success, it was just pathetic how it all turned out. It is heartbreaking to me because he did not use his window of opporutnity to set things right in his life and now he doesn't have that chance. I would have loved to see him admit any wrongs and try to make atonement to the people he hurt.

    I believe he really didn't have a chance at a "normal" life because of the way he was pushed into show business at a young age by a driven father. To me, it is just pathetic and heartbreaking when a person dies with such a monkey on their back. Just sad.

    (I have no sympathy for anyone who hurts children, but I do wonder, "What happened to him to make him do those things?" Also, I was a fan of Jackson 5, but never liked the changes in him or his music after going solo. I just feel sad, like the really meaningful things in life, he did not attend to.)
     
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    He had passed a medical exam for his tour not too long ago. It just reminds us how fast everything can change in an instant.
     
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    Jeanniemleigh, you make a good comparison. Michael was my Elvis. Although I'm a fan of Elvis's work, he died prior to my birth. The only other celebrity death that's hit me like this was when Fred Rogers passed, and the only other one that would compare at this point is Bill Cosby, which I hope is years into the future.


    ETA: Princess Diana, someone just mentioned, her death was as sad to me as these men's deaths. Okay, I need to stop remembering sad and tragic deaths...
     
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    bonneb~I was asking the same ? to my dh and sister. I don't think his being pushed into show business was the only thing because there are lots of child stars that did it just fine and continue to thrive (and I know there are others that don't)...And we'll never know if he made atonement for what he did.
     

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