The entertainment industry got a devastating blow with the loss of the greatest music legend of all time – Micheal Jackson who suffered a cardiac arrest. Mr Jackson was aged 50. Winner of 13 Grammy Awards Michael Jackson is one of the most popular icon in music industry.

The legendary pop star suffered cardiac arrest earlier this afternoon, and when paramedics arrived at his Beverly Hills home, he wasn’t breathing and they were unable to revive him. Jackson was pronounced dead after arriving at a Los Angeles hospital in full cardiac arrest, Los Angeles coroner Fred Corral said. The cause of death was not known and an autopsy would likely take place on Friday, he said. Michael is survived by three children, Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr., Paris Michael Katherine Jackson and Prince “Blanket” Michael Jackson II.

Great loss to the music industry

Michael Jackson was an american recording artist and entertainer.The seventh child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene at the age of 11 as a member of The Jackson 5 and began a solo career in 1971 while still a member of the group. Referred to as the “King of Pop” in subsequent years, four of his solo studio albums are among the world’s best-selling records: Off the Wall (1979), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991) and HIStory (1995), while his 1982 Thriller is the world’s best-selling record of all time.

Micheal Jackson mesmerized people with his gravity defying moves and his thrilling stage performance. His moon walk is famous around the globe. In the early 1980s, he became a dominant figure in popular music and the first African-American entertainer to amass a strong crossover following on MTV. The popularity of his music videos airing on MTV, such as “Beat It”, “Billie Jean” and Thriller—credited for transforming the music video into an art form and a promotional tool—helped bring the relatively new channel to fame. Videos such as “Black or White” and “Scream” made Jackson an enduring staple on MTV in the 1990s. With stage performances and music videos, Jackson popularized a number of physically complicated dance techniques, such as the robot and the moonwalk. His distinctive musical sound and vocal style influenced many hip hop, pop and contemporary R&B artists.

Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009)

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