QUINCY JONES PAYS TRIBUTE TO A GIANT
“I am absolutely devastated at this tragic and unexpected news. ForMichael to be taken away from us so suddenly at such a young age, I just don’t have the words,” he was quoted as saying.
“Divinity brought our souls together on The Wiz and allowed us to do what we were able to throughout the 80’s. To this day, the music we created together on ’Off The Wall’,’Thriller’ and ’Bad’ is played in every corner of the world and the reason for that is because he had it all…talent, grace, professionalism and dedication.
“He was the consummate entertainer and his contributions and legacy will be felt upon the world forever.”
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Damn, RIP to the legend. The Godfather James passed on the 25th and now Mike has joined that great big orchestra in the sky. We will always love the KING. Long Live the KING!
Update 3: Here are some pics of MJ shooting a video for his recent tour that was to start on July 13th. Source: TMZ
Update 2: Source: Gyant
Here is a pic that ET has released of the final moments before we lost the King of Pop.
TMZ reports that Michael Jackson has been taken to UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles hospital by ambulance for cardiac arrest. Sources are stating that a 911 call was received from Jackson’s Holby Hills residence was placed at 12:21 PM Thursday afternoon.
Jackson’s father, Joe, told E! News that he’s aware of the emergency but didn’t have any details.
“I am in Las Vegas, but yes, people in Los Angeles called me and are with Michael and tell me he was taken to the hospital,” Jackson said. “His mother is on her way to the hospital now to check in on him.”
“I am not sure what’s wrong. I am waiting to hear back from them,” he added.