BHO Blog ~ berita yang agak mengejutkan kerna datang secara tiba2. Juga semalam dapat tahu Datuk Saudara saya di Terengganu , Pak Man baru meninggal dunia kerna sakit tua. Al-Fatihah untuk kedua2nya sekali. Terima Kasih. Ada dia citer ni kat CNN sorang peguam MJ dia ada jumper sorang budak 13tahun dier tanya kamu ada sentuh MJ ker? Peguam MJ ckp yer, budak tu pun sentuh tangan peguam tu then pengsan kat pangkuan GF budak tu.. hoho.. fanatiknyer,, kalau MJ try dakwah sikit mmg bertambah ramai giler lah umat Islam (theory jer ni). Apapun hidayah tu milik Allah. Petikan news dari www.cbc.ca
Oh yer, nama Islam dia Mikail? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BCIEVqNla4&annotation_id=annotation_437743&feature=iv
Pop star Michael Jackson, who bridged the gap between black soul and white pop music, has died in Los Angeles on Thursday, according to media reports. He was 50.
Jackson had been rushed by ambulance to a Los Angeles-area hospital after suffering from cardiac arrest, according to a report from the Times.
Michael Jackson, shown March 5, 2009, was set to play 10 live concerts at the London O2 Arena in July.
50 year-old singer Michael Jackson has been rushed to the UCLA Hospital in California.
Family members are confirming that the singer has suffered a heart attack, according to reports in the LA Times.
Fire department paramedics were called to a home on the 100 block of Carolwood Drive off Sunset Boulevard. Jackson rented the Bel Air home for $100,000 a month. It was described as a French chateau estate built in 2002 with seven bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, 12 fireplaces and a theater.
The home is about 2 1/2 miles, about a six-minute drive, from UCLA Medical Center.
The news comes as Jackson, 50, was attempting a comeback after years of tabloid headlines. Jackson was due to begin practice at the Staples Center when the emergency happened, and was preparing for a tour in London.
Thriller spent 37 weeks at top of pop charts
Born in Gary, Ind., in 1958, Michael Jackson began his music career at the age of five, joining his brothers Jackie, Tito, Marlon and Jermaine as the lead singer of the family pop music group, the Jackson Five.
The group played at nightclubs in the Gary area, and young Michael soon made a name for himself as a singer and dancer of exceptional ability.
In 1968, the Jackson Five signed with Motown Records and moved to California. The group ruled the charts in the late 1960s and early ’70s, and its first four singles, I Want You Back, ABC, The Love You Save and I’ll Be There, all became No. 1 American hits. The Jackson Five recorded 14 albums and Michael Jackson recorded four solo albums with Motown.
In 1978, Jackson made his film debut in The Wiz, playing the Scarecrow, with Diana Ross in the lead role of Dorothy.
Jakson’s first big solo success was the 1979 album Off the Wall, which spawned a record-breaking four No. 1 singles in the U.S. and earned Jackson his first American Music Award.
His 1982 album Thriller made him a musical phenomenon. Produced by Quincy Jones, it spanned a number of pop genres and reigned for 37 weeks on top of the charts.
It produced seven hit singles, and the videos that accompanied them made Jackson’s signature moonwalk one of the best-known dance moves in the world. His Bad, Dangerous and HIStory albums also were bestsellers.
In the 1980s, he racked up industry awards, honours from the United Negro College Fund and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, as well as a reputation as one of the world’s most beloved entertainers.
He was a key player in the all-star 1985 benefit single We Are the World, written by Jackson and Lionel Richie, which raised $60 million US for hunger relief in Africa.
Survived by three children, two ex-wives
But, in recent years, Jackson became better known for his troubled life, and his legal and financial problems, which included battling a variety of lawsuits from former business associates and creditors.
This oil on canvas portrait of Michael Jackson dressed as a king, signed by U.S. artist Norman Oak and dated 1995, was one of the singer’s possessions sold at auction to cover mounting debts. (Shaan Kokin/Julien’s Auctions/Associated Press)In 2003, Britain’s ITV network broadcast a documentary called Living with Michael Jackson for which British journalist Martin Bashir interviewed the controversial pop star over a period of eight months. ABC purchased the rights to broadcast it to American audiences on 20/20.
Revelations about Jackson’s personal life in the documentary were one of the factors that resulted in his trial on charges of child molestation. He was later acquitted of all charges.
The months Jackson spent in court took their toll on him. He felt betrayed by Bashir, whom he had grown to trust, and he was forced to watch many former friends testify against him.
In recent years, there were talks of a comeback tour and another album, but neither materialized.
Jackson had two brief marriages — to Lisa Marie Presley, whom he married in 1994, and to Deborah Rowe, whom he married in 1996.
Rowe is the mother of his son, Prince Michael Jackson Jr., and his daughter, Paris Michael Katherine. Jackson’s second son, Prince Michael II, was born in 2001, to an anonymous surrogate mother.