On the morning of june 25, 2009, Michael Jackson reportedly collapsed at a home in west Los Angeles, later fell into a coma and died shortly after being rushed to UCLA medical center. The cause of death is suspected to be cardiac arrest. Jackson was pronounced dead at 2:26PM local time.
Michael Jackson has had a notable impact on music and culture throughout the world. He broke down racial barriers, transformed the art of the music video and paved the way for modern pop music. Throughout his career he received numerous honors and awards, including the world music awards’ “Best-Selling Pop Male Artist of the Millennium” and the American Music Award’s “Artist of the Century Award”.
(michael jackson’s timeline is taken from the new york times)
Time described Jackson as “The Hottest Single Phenomenon since Elvis Presley”. Five of his solo studio albums are among the world’s best-selling records (Off the Wall, Thriller, Bad, Dangerous, and History). His other achievements include 13 number one singles, 13 Grammy Awards and multiple Guinness World Records including “Most Successful Entertainer of All Time” and “The Most Successful Music Video Ever (Thriller)”
Michael Jackson will always forever be in our hearts.
Rest In Peace.