In India, we woke up today to the excruciatingly sad news - The demise of Legendary Pop King Michael Jackson! MJ IS NO MORE!?!?! He died of a cardiac arrest on June 25th 2009 in Los Angeles. MJ has a huge fan following all over the world, and needless to say, they were all speechless. We can all safely claim that he was amongst the most successful "entertainers" of all time - his achievements since 1971 at the age of 11, his multiple Grammy awards and platinum discs, his innumerable world records, his truly iconic stature in both his personal & professional life...
The news of his sudden death spread like wild fire. His global fans rushed to confirm this on Google and other search engines. The celebrities following too blenched searching on Google, Wikipedia & Twitter. In fact, the news is that all three giants could not bear this sudden traffic surge and Google was down for almost half an hour. Google described the searches for "Michael Jackson died" as "VOLCANIC"
Here are few celebrity tweets:
Celebrity gossip columnist Perez Hilton wrote: "OMG! It's not looking good for Michael Jackson. Wow. Wow. OMG! No. No. No. That's so awful. Let's send him positive vibes! Pull through, MJ!"
Actress Demi Moore wrote on her Twitter site: "I am greatly saddened for the loss of both Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson. Especially for their children!"
Husband Ashton Kutcher reacted like most fans, initially stunned, baffled and looking for confirmation of the early news reports that were coming out.
Princess of pop Britney Spears wrote: "He was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed."
Arnold Schwarzenegger wrote: "We lost a great entertainer and a pop icon. My thoughts and prayers go out to Michael Jackson's family, friends and fans."
MJ 50, was born on 29 August 1958 in Gary, Indiana. His debut was in August 1962, The Jackson Five. Some of his eminent albums are Off The Wall, Thriller, Bad, Moonwalk (His autobiography), Dangerous, History, Invincible, etc. All his albums were herculean success and millions of copies were sold for each of them.
His comeback tour was scheduled to begin from July 13th 2009 and 50 shows were already sold-out but God had planned something else. There is a saying "man believes God reeds...." MJ will always be alive in our hearts. His death is a irreparable loss to the music industry and they are the ones who'll miss him the most. With a heavy heart I wrote this so readers please pardon my errors.
May his soul rest in peace! Michael Jackson we love you and will miss you a lot.