I can’t believe that I’m writing this, but reports are coming in that Michael Jackson died of a heart attack. At the time of this writing, most sites are claiming that he suffered a heart attack and paramedics revived him before taking him to the hospital. After his treatment, he was taken to UCLA Medical Center. CNN is claiming that he is in a coma.
However, gossip site TMZ is claiming that Michael Jackson was already dead when paramedics arrived. Their website says, “A source tells us Jackson was dead when paramedics arrived. Once at the hospital, the staff tried to resuscitate him but he was completely unresponsive.” I consider TMZ a reliable source and I do believe that Michael Jackson is no longer with us, but I also hope that I am absolutely wrong. TMZ has been the first to break important news before so I do lend them some credibility here.
Today will certainly become a very infamous day – if the news of his death is true. I am a very big fan of Michael Jackson. To myself and many others, he is probably one of the greatest artists of all time. People can say what they want about his personal life. I always separate an artist from his personal life and judge him from his art. And when it came to the art, there is probably no one out there who can match the talent of Michael Jackson. How many times have you been at a club where the music was whack and then all of a sudden “Billie Jean” started playing and you got all amped up? How many Bollywood movies have been made since the ’80′s where every dance choreographer stole something from Michael Jackson? How many Bollywood music composers have stolen MJ’s beats? The answer is many. I was hoping to attend Michael Jackson’s farewell concert, but now it seems like my wish to see him perform live will never happen.
I’ll follow up with more thoughts as I learn more and hide my tears.