R.I.P. Michael Jackson, 1958-2009
Although TMZ.com reported this news quite a bit ago, the Los Angeles Times just confirmed via sources that the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, has died at the age of 50. Jackson reportedly went into cardiac arrest earlier today and was rushed to the hospital. CNN and the LAT reported that Jackson was in a coma.
I really have no words right now.
[Update, 6;15 p.m. DJ Trackstar posted a link to a Michael Jackson soulful mix by DJ Jaycee. Go snag it.]
[Update, 7:15 p.m. Rob Harvilla from the Village Voice pens a great piece here.]
[Update, 12:15 a.m. 6/26: Ex-RFT staffer/current LA Weekly music editor Randy Roberts talks to MJ lawyer Bob Sanger.]