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Michael Jackson is Dead

Discussion in 'NEWS, BOOKS, CULTURE' started by Ayesha, Jun 25, 2009.

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  1. peculiar

    peculiar Well-Known Member

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    Some Words on Michael Jackson by Lenny Kravitz


    There will never be another talent like Michael Jackson. Many people are
    saying what a performer, what an icon. How many Grammy’s he won. How
    Thriller was the biggest selling album in history. They speak about the
    controversy and countless other things. But the truth of the matter is he
    was a boy that God blessed with the most angelic voice.

    Just listen to an early Jackson Five album and listen to that voice. The
    purity, the feeling, the interpretation of the lyrics. At the age of ten, he
    was on par with James Brown and Aretha Franklin. But the thing he had that
    they could not match was the fact that he was a child. But at the same time
    he sang as an adult. That line between child and experienced adult took his
    expression to an unmatched level.

    I heard somebody on the BBC news tonight say that he was a great singer but
    didn’t have feeling like James Brown. That somebody is not listening
    carefully. As a child he did it all. Even if he had not done Off the Wall or
    Thriller, he would still be a genius in my eyes.

    I got to work with Michael on a track that has not been released and it was
    the most amazing experience I’ve had in the studio. He was funny. Very funny
    and we laughed the whole time. I also saw what a beautiful father he was. He
    was a beautiful human being. I am deeply saddened this evening.

    He was the first live performer I ever saw. I got to see him at Madison
    Square Garden when I was eight. If not for him, I wouldn’t be doing what I’m
    doing. He gave me joy as a child and showed me the way to go. He was music.
    Period. His hugeness as a star was great but before he was the King of Pop,
    he’d said it all.

    May you rest in peace sweet Michael. You gave us all you had to give. Lenny.

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S76numBNc-E&feature=related"]YouTube - Jermaine Jackson Makes Family Statement[/ame]
     
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    I am really trying my very best to describe the legend Michael but there are no words, no words at all. Michael I just love you and everything you have done during the times you were with us. May your humble soul rest in perfect peace, Amen. I'll miss you so much.
     
  4. Angela81

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    ah! they have killed him! they killed him! all the bad press, people scamming to take him money framing him up until he lasped into depression and death.

    apparently when he started loosing breath, the Dr. with him was supposed to have administered an antidote to the demerol.
    bankrupt Dr. looking to pay off his debt hired by greedy concert organizers. what a shame.

    I miss him already.
     
  5. NTB

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    We are the world, we are the children
    We are the ones who make a brighter day
    So lets start giving

    You have given and have made a brighter day for so many through your music. You touched so many across the globe. May you find the rest that has allured you for so long.
     
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    Rest your body our dear one, rest your body that you so deserve. Rest in peace.

    I want to rock with you all night.
     
  7. TheForce

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    With this interview, it's easy to see that Jackson was a child trapped in the body of an adult, and yet that child possesses so much talent and soul that even a supposedly adult may not be able to harness.

    Wow! I almost gave in to tears watching that, but Odieshi!:cry
     
  8. chi

    chi I am blessed

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    this so sad ....almost brought tears to my eyes .. this guy was depressed and suffered within........ I felt him,, my whole heart believed him , he wasn't a pedophile.

    His health was also failing but he wanted to please the world. As TF said a child like heart trapped in an adult body. ..............since I heard the news I've lost appetite .... I pray he finds rest
     
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    watch this video and look at the comment of this person...

    what did she mean?
     
  11. Folashade

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    i wonder too oh my sister
     
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    Jesse Jackson: Family wants 2nd autopsy
    AP, Jun 27, 2009 9:02 pm PDT

    Michael Jackson's family wants a private autopsy of the pop icon because of unanswered questions about how he died and the doctor who was with him, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said Saturday."It's abnormal," he told The Associated Press from Chicago a day after visiting the Jackson family. "We don't know what happened. Was he injected and with what? All reasonable doubt should be addressed."
    People close to Jackson have said since his death that they were concerned about the superstar's use of painkillers. Los Angeles County medical examiners completed an autopsy Friday and said Jackson had taken prescription medication.
    Medical officials also said there was no indication of trauma or foul play. An official cause of death could take weeks.
    The coroner's office released the body to Jackson's family Friday night. There was no immediate word on whether the second autopsy was being performed right away. Jesse Jackson described the family as grief-stricken.
    "They're hurt because they lost a son. But the wound is now being kept open by the mystery and unanswered questions of the cause of death," he said.
    Two days after Jackson died at a Los Angeles hospital, sisters Janet and La Toya arrived at the mansion Jackson had been renting. They left without addressing reporters.
    Moving vans also showed up at the Jackson home, leaving about an hour later. There was no indication what they might have taken away.
    The Jackson family issued a statement Saturday expressing its grief over the death and thanking his supporters.
    "In one of the darkest moments of our lives we find it hard to find the words appropriate to this sudden tragedy we all had to encounter," said the statement made through People magazine. "We miss Michael endlessly."
    The Jackson family did not respond to a request for comment from the AP.
    There was also no word from the family on funeral plans. Many of Jackson's relatives have gathered at the family's Encino compound, caring there for Jackson's three children.
    A person close to the family told the AP they feel upset and angry about a lack of information about those who were around the pop superstar in his final days. The person requested anonymity because of the delicate nature of the situation.
    Jackson had been rehearsing for 50 London concerts aimed at restoring his crown as the King of Pop. He died Thursday at age 50 after what his family said appeared to be cardiac arrest.
    A 911 call from Jackson's rented home reported that his personal doctor was trying to revive him without success. Police have talked to Dr. Conrad Murray and have said they intend to speak with him again but have stressed he is not a criminal suspect.
    Murray has yet to speak publicly since Jackson's death. Police towed his car from Jackson's home hours after Jackson died and said later it could contain medication or other evidence. Coroner's officials also said Jackson was taking prescription medication but declined to elaborate.
    A lawyer at a Houston firm, William M. Stradley, confirmed Murray had hired his firm and said one of its partners was meeting with Los Angeles police on Saturday. Stradley said Murray accompanied Michael Jackson to the hospital.
    "He was there from the beginning and he's been cooperating with police from the very beginning," Stradley said. "Dr. Murray has never left L.A. since Mr. Jackson's death, and he remains there."
    Murray lives in Las Vegas but apparently left his practice and moved in with Jackson about two weeks ago. No one answered the door Saturday at his Las Vegas home, which property records show Murray bought five years ago for $1.1 million.
    The promoter of the series of London concerts that Jackson was to begin next month has said Jackson personally insisted Murray be on the payroll.
    Also Saturday, spiritual teacher Dr. Deepak Chopra said he had been concerned since 2005 that Jackson was abusing prescription painkillers and most recently spoke to the pop star about suspected drug use six months ago.
    Chopra said Jackson, a longtime friend, asked him for painkillers in 2005 when the singer was staying with him following his trial on sex abuse allegations. Chopra said he refused. He also said the nanny of Jackson's children repeatedly contacted him with concerns about Jackson's drug use over the next four years.
    He said she told him a number of doctors would visit Jackson's homes in Santa Barbara County, Los Angeles, Miami and New York. Whenever the subject came up, Jackson would avoid his calls, Chopra said.
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    Associated Press writers Sophia Tareen in Chicago, Juan A. Lozano in Houston, and Gillian Flaccus, Brooke Donald, Beth Harris and Mike Blood and AP Global Media Services Production Manager Nico Maounis in Los Angeles contributed to this report.
     
  13. tiro96

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    OMG!!! I am so sad. I cannot stop watching the t.v., listening to the radio, and reading the internet. We are so shocked. MJ is the best, and he paved the way for African Americans. For example, it is because of MJ that MTV plays black music...etc. According to Al Sharpton, "MJ is not an icon-he is more than that-he is a trailblazer of success." R.I.P. Michael!! We love you.
     
  14. chi

    chi I am blessed

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    Dr Chopra is one person that truly could have helped him
     
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    I think it is about time they started to severely deal with those unprincipled doctors who are feeding their patients with various drugs. If the patient does not know better, the doctor should. Please use this Conrad doctor as the perfect example and punish him well. Nonsense.
     
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  17. chi

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    In addition to all those court cases, I think he had a psychological problem, for some time now his not been looking too good ...... My elder brother was telling me that , they deal a lot with this kind of patient ....... they come crying that they are in so much pain ... and the truth is that you have to be very careful in administering this drugs (pain killer drugs ) ... else you run into serious problem with the law ......the drug will eliminate the pain but suppress your breathing and before you know it, the patient is gone ..... He said you have to be in severe pain or almost dying for him to prescribe such .... but most times, him and his colleagues would refer them to a special center where they would be strictly monitored and the drug eliminated once it's serves it's purpose .

    But MJ was rich, he had access and many of the doctors could take advantage to gain from him. You know it pained me when Dr Chopra said MJ had asked for this narcotic drugs, and he told him, that he didn't need them, but MJ turned his back, stopped picking up his calls, it's only someone that has your interest at heart that will let you know the truth .

    Sometimes having so much money and not knowing how to direct your priority can lead you off course. MJ lived for the world, and I've learnt you please God first, then every other thing is secondary. If he was not trying hard to be fit for this (death issued concert) .... MJ would have been alive for us .....

    Sami I am so so pained
     
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    Chi, I am hurting too even though I didn’t know MJ and in fact, was not that crazy about him although I appreciated his music. I never thought of him as being guilty during his trail although I found his life to be bizarre! See, I suspected that he distanced himself from his family for the same reason as he stopped returning Dr. Chopra's calls. Family will always look out for your best interest. But, he is a grown man and what else can they do for him, but just keep on advising. The wise will listen and the stubborn ones won't. He had the money and there were the greed unethical vultures called medical doctors waiting for their victims. In his mind, the painkillers made him feel better and so he abused it. A person at that state should not be allowed to make those kind of decisions and so I strongly feel that the doctor should be held responsible.

    After MJ’s trial, I actually thought of his health especially when he was seen in those famous pajamas...Was I honestly shocked when I heard of his passing? Not really Chi. Just seeing him walking into the courtroom, it was evident that they FINALLY had succeeded in bringing down his spirits (whatever that was left of it). Since then, I knew that it was only a matter of time. I never thought of him as guilty. His life was bizarre yes, but I think he was a very lonely man who was also betrayed by most. It is sad that he was not too close with his siblings and only surrounded himself with so-called friends. Now, he is gone, and his family while grieving, are also trying to make sense of it all. According to CNN, they do not even know exactly what happened to him as ‘his people’ handled everything other then them. That is what I found sad …talk less of his poor kids who will suffer the most due to the money issue that will evolve as a result of his death. But so far, the mother of his first two kids has claimed that she has no intention of taking them away from the Jackson family. Lets pray that she sticks to her promise.
     
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  19. ddizzle

    ddizzle Aunty!

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    still recovering from thee shock of his death...all i can say is sometimes being at the top doesnt guarantee your prosperity..those around him killed him faster...
     
  20. Simisola

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    I just think he fell victim to the vices of being a hollywood celeb. As an adult, he should've been in control of his own life but it's obvious he was very stubborn and didn't listen to proper advice. I'm sort of angry at this revelations about his drug use.
     
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