It’s been confirmed that Michael Jackson has passed away at the age of 50.
At approximately 12:21 pm PST this afternoon Los Angeles paramedics responded to a call to his home. It’s been reported that Jackson was not breathing when the paramedics arrived and resuscitation attempts were made as he was transported to UCLA medical center.
The health crisis came as the singer was trying to mount a massive comeback with a series of London concerts after his acquittal on child molestation charges in 2005.
In the last few months there have been reports that Michael Jackson was suffering from skin cancer and a lung disorder however his concert promoter has denied those rumors. Michael had to undergo several medical tests in order to be insured for his upcoming UK concert series and his health, as stated by the concert promoter was good.
Jackson had apparently been preparing for the upcoming concerts by working out so he’d be able to physically withstand the toll the concerts would take on him. He was training with Lou Ferrigno, the star of the TV show The Incredible Hulk. Perhaps his concert preparation weakened his heart. [Read more…]