NO MORE MICHAEL

影劇中心/綜合報導搖滾巨星麥可傑克森,驚傳於美西時間中午十二點三十分,在洛杉磯的家中昏迷,急救人員到達時,麥可傑克森已經沒有呼吸,送醫急救後宣告不治,得年51歲。

根據CNN的報導,西洋搖滾巨星麥可傑克森在美西時間星期四下午,在家中突然心臟麻痺,家人報警後送醫,當時麥可傑克森已經沒有呼吸,送醫搶救陷入昏迷,最後還是不治死亡。加州大學洛杉磯醫學中心外聚集了大批媒體與粉絲,對於巨星突然驟逝感到震驚。

得年51歲的麥可傑克森小時後以The Jackson
5合唱團出道,到了80年代為事業巔峰時期。尤其是耳熟能詳的《戰慄》專輯,在全球狂銷七千多萬張。但在1993年捲入性侵男童案,即使後來以私下和解收
場,但對麥可傑克森的演藝生涯造成重大影響,始終無法擺脫這個案件的陰影。

原本麥可傑克森預計將在7月中旬於倫敦舉辦東山再起的巡迴演唱會,並且持續到隔年(2010年)三月,最近他都待在洛杉磯地區排練,為復出做好準
備,卻沒想到突然驟逝。麥可傑克森被譽為是《流行音樂之王》,在流行音樂史上與披頭四及貓王齊名,而今這些偶像都已離開人世,留下的音樂將讓歌迷們無限懷
念。

原文:http://www.nownews.com/2009/06/26/11490-2469882.htm

Michael Jackson died after suffering a cardiac arrest, officials
confirmed, sending shockwaves around the entertainment world as stunned
stars and fans mourned the loss of the tortured music icon known as the
“King of Pop.”

Los Angeles County Coroner’s office spokesman
Lieutenant Fred Corral told CNN that Jackson, 50, was pronounced dead
at 2:26 pm (2126 GMT) local time, roughly two hours after paramedics
were first called to the star’s home.

“I can tell you at this
time that we were notified by West Los Angeles Police Department
detectives that Mr Jackson was transported… to the hospital, and upon
admitting, he was unresponsive and was pronounced dead at approximately
2:26 this afternoon,” Corral told CNN.

Corral said an autopsy would “most likely” be carried out on Friday but would not speculate on the exact cause of death.

“Everything
is still ongoing. We will be responding to the hospital to move Mr
Jackson to our facility where he will be examined to determine the
cause of death,” Corral said.

“As far as I’m aware, we were
notified by LAPD detectives that Mr Jackson was brought in by
paramedics to the hospital in full cardiac arrest and then he was later
pronounced dead.

National and local television networks showed
hundreds of media and onlookers gathered at UCLA Medical Center, while
CNN showed police motorcycle riders surrounding Jackson’s rented
mansion as crowds of tourists and fans gathered, snapping photographs
of the property’s wrought iron gates.

Lana Brown, a 49-year-old tourist from Dallas, broke down in tears as she digested the news.

“Right today I can’t believe we might have lost the best entertainer this world has ever seen,” she told AFP.

CNN reported that several of Jackson’s siblings had gathered at the hospital.

Jackson’s
death came as the singer prepared to make a keenly anticipated concert
comeback in London, his first series of shows in more than a decade and
the first since his 2005 acquittal on child molestation charges.

However
those concerts — billed as the “final curtain” — were thrown into
doubt after Jackson pushed back the opening dates last month.

Organizers
of the concerts at the time stressed the delay was not linked to
Jackson’s health. When asked about Jackson’s physical condition, Randy
Phillips of concert backers AEG Live said: “I would trade my body for
his tomorrow. He’s in fantastic shape.”

While Jackson reigned
as the “King of Pop” in the 1980s, his once-stellar career was
overshadowed by his colorful public behavior, his startling physical
transformation and multiple allegations of child abuse.

Jackson
lived as a virtual recluse following his 2005 acquittal on charges
including child molestation and plotting to kidnap his young accuser.

Despite his acquittal, the trial was a body blow from which the pop music superstar struggled to recover.

Four
years later, Jackson was still worshipped by fans for revolutionizing
music, dance and music videos at the peak of his success.

The
attention however paid to him in recent years was less flattering,
focusing on apparent cosmetic surgery — which he denies — his baby
dangling antics and a decade of swirling child abuse allegations.

Born
on August 29, 1958, Jackson made his show business debut with four of
his older brothers in the Jackson Five pop group, and went on to lead
the stage clan with a piping soprano and dazzling dance moves.

By
1969, the group had signed a contract with Motown Records, becoming one
of the last great acts to emerge from the legendary label.

The
Jacksons produced seven platinum singles for Motown, selling over a
million, and three multi-platinum albums, selling more than two
million. They moved to CBS’s Epic Records in 1976.

Despite the
early success, Jackson was to recall those years as unhappy and lonely
ones. Eventually the family act broke up, as Jackson went solo.

In
1979, Quincy Jones produced Jackson’s first solo album for Epic, “Off
the Wall,” a huge disco-oriented success that sold 10 million copies.

They
teamed up again in 1982 for what would be Jackson’s breakthrough album
as a composer and co-producer, “Thriller,” which became the top-selling
album of all time, with sales exceeding 41 million.

Jones reacted with shock after being informed of Jackson’s death Thursday.

“I’m
absolutely devastated at this news,” he said. “I just don’t have the
words. Divinity brought our souls together and allowed us to do what we
could do through the ’80s,” Jones said.

“To this day that music
is played in every corner of the world, and the reason is because he
had it all — talent, grace, and professionalism. I’ve lost my little
brother today and part of my soul has gone with him.”

Original From: http://news.my.msn.com/topstories/article.aspx?cp-documentid=3411535

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9 thoughts on “NO MORE MICHAEL

  1. 还有哦马来西亚能怎样浪漫啊还不是煞风景的名字啊真是的。。呵呵呵我也是第一名啊对啊我在kl的啊你现在才知道哦很笨列呵呵呵

  2. 小麥的音樂,是我從小聽到大的呀~記得小時候還會學他跳那種限制級的舞~哈哈~可惜,no more michael…

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