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Michael Jackson Cardiac Arrest.
lefarce at 3:25PM, June 25, 2009
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http://www.bestweekever.tv/2009/06/25/open-thread-michael-jackson-cardiac-arrest/

Earlier today Michael Jackson was send to the hospital for a cardiac arrest. Severl sources are declaring the 50 year-old singer dead, while others (notably CNN) has his condition as being in a coma.

I for one dont care how many kids he possibly diddled, this guy is one of the greatest artists to ever live. His work is both imaginative, powerful, and inspirational. It would be sad to see him go, as with Michael's passing, a part of music will forever die too.

Here's hoping he pulls through.

EDIT:

Michael Jackson is offically dead.


skoolmunkee edit: any replies along the lines of child molesting pedo hur hur will be deleted without mercy. I'm sure there will be enough of that elsewhere, we don't need it here.

 
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machinehead at 3:38PM, June 25, 2009
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He just died! How crazy is that?
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lefarce at 3:40PM, June 25, 2009
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He was only 50. It doesnt matter who you are, when 25 is your midlife, that's just damn sad.

 
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HippieVan at 3:41PM, June 25, 2009
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Seriously? Holy crap.
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PIT_FACE at 3:45PM, June 25, 2009
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he has just passed.if he was in a coma, he probably went peacefully. god take him well and condolenses and comfort to those who loved him.
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Custard Trout at 3:46PM, June 25, 2009
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I hated (most of) his music before all the controversy started. But still, it sucks that he died so young.
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machinehead at 3:50PM, June 25, 2009
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It is crazy he died, but he was freaking weird as hell. A generation of children are safe from his wandering hands. Is it really that shocking that he died? He has looked dead for years.
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lefarce at 3:50PM, June 25, 2009
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It is crazy he died, but he was freaking weird as hell. A generation of children are safe from his wandering hands. Is it really that shocking that he died? He has looked dead for years.

It's not too shocking he died, there were reports of complications for a while now. Just as well, the constant surgery and poor diet, as well as the constant hounding from fans and people out for a quick buck with a bag of lies probably raised his stress levels to where his frail body just couldnt take it anymore.

The sad thing about this is that stress is the most likely factor in his death, coming from people who - as you put it - just cant keep their hands to themselves.

EDIT: Correction, I guess his heart condition was not apparent. I'm probably thinking of another celebrity. I tend to avoid the news, so some of my posts are going to be very inaccurate, my apologies.

 
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machinehead at 3:56PM, June 25, 2009
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Every time a celebrity dies I can't help but wonder if they faked their death. How brilliant would it have been if he did. Can you imagine how well his music and merchandise is going to sell now. But with MJ I really think he died.
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SarahN at 3:57PM, June 25, 2009
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Wow.
He's one of those people I thought would be there forever…it's just freaky.
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lefarce at 3:59PM, June 25, 2009
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Every time a celebrity dies I can't help but wonder if they faked their death. How brilliant would it have been if he did. Can you imagine how well his music and merchandise is going to sell now. But with MJ I really think he died.

I dont think he quite had the money to pull something like this off. He was getting far into debt near the end there.

 
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Skullbie at 4:00PM, June 25, 2009
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Agree with SarahN, the news is going to be all over this like flies on anna nicole smith.
 
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Lonnehart at 4:01PM, June 25, 2009
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Well, at least his suffering is over. He's been in the public eye since he was a child. I don't think he got a lot of private moments to himself. That would stress anybody out I think…
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lefarce at 4:01PM, June 25, 2009
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Agree with SarahN, the news is going to be all over this like flies on anna nicole smith.

*BADUM-TISH*

Yeah as much as I like Jackson I can see this (like Ledger and Nicole's deaths before it) eventually getting on my nerves with the sheer repetition that the media will be sure to handle it with.

At least there wont be any post-death trial. That was just the worst.


EDIT: Ok so now he's not officially dead, but still pretty much dead.

EDIT EDIT: Ok NOW it's confirmed.

 
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Dark Pascual at 5:20PM, June 25, 2009
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He truly was The King of Pop…

Creepy but talented…
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Ironscarf at 5:21PM, June 25, 2009
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No Farah Fawcett Thread?
 
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humorman at 5:24PM, June 25, 2009
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…or Ed McMahon?

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skoolmunkee at 5:30PM, June 25, 2009
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To be fair, she was a little before many DD users' time.

MJ had about a million people hoping to see him in concert next month. (Someone's going to have to foot the bill for those refunds.)


I can't muster much sympathy for the guy, he had really taken his life in an out of control direction and it seemed like each year he made worse decisions and did crazier things. I imagine his life reached a point where he was so sheltered or insulated from the everyday world that he was totally alienated from it, supported by enablers and various fantasies. He deserves human empathy but part of me kind of wonders (however morbidly) that maybe it's better that he died than have his life spiral out even farther into the caricatured version of ultra celebrity weirdness he already was.

I'll probably spend some time tomorrow youtubing all his music videos I can think of, though. I loved his music back in the day.
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Ryan_Scott at 5:31PM, June 25, 2009
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Yeah the latest over here is that Jeff Goldblum has fallen 60 metres to his death on locatiuon in New Zealand… but I think it's a hoax…

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crocty at 5:31PM, June 25, 2009
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Ugh, will you all stop with the “Lol he's a paedophile.”
They found him innocent, I think that kinda proves he's innocent. Even so, it's really disrespectful.

;~; Good night, sweet prince.
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Ryan_Scott at 5:32PM, June 25, 2009
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I just hope they don't go all Lady Di over Jacko… let him just be gone i say! I'm pretty sure he'd want to be left alone in death. Fat chance though huh!
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skoolmunkee at 5:36PM, June 25, 2009
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Yeah the latest over here is that Jeff Goldblum has fallen 60 metres to his death on locatiuon in New Zealand… but I think it's a hoax…

It's a hoax. Apparently the originating site is just a script that will insert a name you put in the URL into the same news story. (I almost fell for it myself!)
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Custard Trout at 5:38PM, June 25, 2009
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Ugh, will you all stop with the “Lol he's a paedophile.”
They found him innocent, I think that kinda proves he's innocent. Even so, it's really disrespectful.

;~; Good night, sweet prince.

No they didn't, he settled it out of court with the family (i.e. he bribed them). Unless there was a second trail that I'm unaware of.
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crocty at 5:41PM, June 25, 2009
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Ugh, will you all stop with the “Lol he's a paedophile.”
They found him innocent, I think that kinda proves he's innocent. Even so, it's really disrespectful.

;~; Good night, sweet prince.

No they didn't, he settled it out of court with the family (i.e. he bribed them). Unless there was a second trail that I'm unaware of.
Hmm? I remember seeing it on TV, they were announcing he was innocent.

Or maybe that was something else…
Even so, the family wouldn't accept a bribe, or let it drop if he was fumbling their children.
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Ironscarf at 5:45PM, June 25, 2009
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To be fair, she was a little before many DD users' time.


Mocking your elders again young lady? Why I'll tell you a thing or two about respecting old timers like Wacko Jacko, just as soon as I get my teeth in.
 
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Walrus at 5:48PM, June 25, 2009
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Ugh, will you all stop with the “Lol he's a paedophile.”
They found him innocent, I think that kinda proves he's innocent. Even so, it's really disrespectful.

;~; Good night, sweet prince.

That still doesn't mean he's innocent. Guilty people get away with being “innocent” and vise-versa.
 
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crocty at 5:49PM, June 25, 2009
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Ugh, will you all stop with the “Lol he's a paedophile.”
They found him innocent, I think that kinda proves he's innocent. Even so, it's really disrespectful.

;~; Good night, sweet prince.

That still doesn't mean he's innocent. Guilty people get away with being “innocent” and vise-versa.
Yeah, but there's no proof to say he did.
Thus, shut up.
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Walrus at 5:52PM, June 25, 2009
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As far as I'm concerned, his trial is a little fishy and his death is fake. Why? That unreleased album will still be released. Why? This is a scam, all to hype up his album. Maybe he thought no one would buy it, just like his recent album (not the 25th anniversary album). So he came up with this whole elaborate plan to make millions off of it. HIS DEATH IS A FRAUD!!!
 
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Ryan_Scott at 5:59PM, June 25, 2009
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He's dead, show the guy a little respect. The marmite sandwich I have for lunch will be eaten in his honour!
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ozoneocean at 5:59PM, June 25, 2009
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A lot of famous men die suddenly like that. I suppose heart problems are still a major killer even now. Farah Fawcet died off cancer over a longer period… and that too is a fairly typical celeb death.

Not that there's anything unique about that, it just reminds us that we're all mortal.
 
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