Michael Jackson is the greatest music artist to ever live. He left his mark on the world and made history. It’s no wonder they called him the “King of Pop”. His songs and dance steps (especially his trademark ‘moonwalk’) are still emulated and play a big influence on artists today. He received the Guinness Record for the most awarded artist of all time.
Like many celebrities, Jackson owned or lived in more than one home- His most famous home is Neverland Ranch. Of course, he had to have at least one spot in Beverly Hills! Jackson’s last residence was at 100 N Carolwood Drive in Los Angeles. He was renting the home for several months until his untimely and sorely felt passing in June 2009. The singer, songwriter, and performer had an unexpected heart attack. According to the news, Jackson complained of dehydration and insomnia on the night of his death. He called his private doctor, Conrad Murray.
Murray was initially hired to help prepare the pop star for his return to the stage for one final world tour entitled “This is it”. Murray was blamed for Michaels’s Death. Thousands of people gathered outside of the house to have a midnight vigil for the star.
The News media outlet TMZ was the first organization to announce Jackson’s death. The scoop catapulted TMZ from a celebrity gossip site to a household name and credible news source overnight.
If you are a Michael Jackson fan, watch his memorial service which was a concert at the staples center in Downtown LA. I was touched by his brother Jermaine’s performance of his favorite song “Smile”.