The Shocking Death of a Legendary Icon

I’m speculating that since he died from a cardiac arrest/heart attack, it is likely that he over-dosed on meds such as pain-killers, perhaps the come-back tour was overwhelming him or too demanding. An autopsy will disclose the results tomorrow (Friday) afternoon. Nonetheless, his death is a big loss to the music industry. He was a role model for millions of people, a trend-setter, and a music genius. I was speechless when I heard he died, I thought when they said heart-attack that it was an exaggeration or something. But it wasn’t. His death will be compared to that of Elvis Presley, Elvis died right before his comeback tour as well.

Tonight Larry King’s show, celebrities called in such as Cher, Celine Dion and a written statement from Madonna;

“I can’t stop crying over the sad news. I have always admired Michael Jackson. The world has lost one of the greats, but his music will live on forever!
My heart goes out to his three children and other members of his family. God bless.”
– Madonna

The Recording Academy, the people behing the Grammy’s said it beautifully;

“Rarely has the world received a gift with the magnitude of artistry, talent and vision as Michael Jackson.

He was a true musical icon whose identifiable voice, innovative dance moves, stunning musical versatility and sheer star power carried him from childhood to worldwide claim.

A 13-time Grammy recipient, Michael’s career transcends musical and cultural genres, and his contributions will always keep him in our hearts and memories.

We are deeply saddened by this tragic news, and our hearts go out to his family and to music lovers around the globe who mourn this great loss.”

-Neil Portnow
The Recording Academy

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