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Michael Jackson Reported To have died from a heart attack

Posted: Thu, 25th Jun 2009, 10:23pm

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All over the news. He is dead. Its coming from all kinds of news companies however at this moment in time it is NOT confirmed by the hospital
Posted: Thu, 25th Jun 2009, 10:33pm

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Yeah I heard that too. They are probably going to play "thriller" at his funeral unless he goes for cremation. wink
Posted: Thu, 25th Jun 2009, 11:42pm

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I just heard Farrah Fawcett died today too! Wow......whats happening to the 70's!!!
Posted: Thu, 25th Jun 2009, 11:42pm

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This is a huge shock to hear. I still can't believe it...
Posted: Thu, 25th Jun 2009, 11:50pm

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Can't believe MJ and FF died.
Posted: Thu, 25th Jun 2009, 11:54pm

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Anyone will tell you he was one of my biggest idols, makes me feel just terribly sick- the world has lost, by far, it's greatest entertainer.

Possibly the most-accomplished man in music. Period. A little bit of the music industry died today. Rest in peace, little Michael.
Posted: Thu, 25th Jun 2009, 11:58pm

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Storm Grenade wrote:

<off topic> Videofxuniverse- how are you a gold member if you have no products?<off topic>

Can't believe MJ and FF died.
You really couldn't just send him a message about this? unsure



I can't say I was really a fan of the guy, but when I was younger I did enjoy a little Jackson 5, and Beat It has always been a great song in my opinion. A sad day indeed.
Posted: Fri, 26th Jun 2009, 12:20am

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What a sad week! First Ed McMahon, then Farah Fawcett, now Michael Jackson.

sad

May all of them rest in peace
Posted: Fri, 26th Jun 2009, 12:30am

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And David Carradine! MJ's demise is truly shocking. I don't think future generations will understand how much of a superstar he was at his prime.
Posted: Fri, 26th Jun 2009, 3:01am

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I don't think future generations will understand how much of a superstar he was at his prime.
Yeah, I'm about the same age as Michael Jackson, so I remember the Jackson 5, Off the Wall, Thriller, etc. I wasn't really into that kind of music at the time, but I did have Thriller (on vinyl LP, as this was back when compact discs had barely been invented). And even though I wasn't really into that genre of music, I could see what an incredible talent/prodigy he was, in writing, singing, dancing.

My teenage kids only see him as some kind of freak. We just happened to talk about him a few months ago, and I tried to explain that when he was young he was unbelievable and really, really popular (and not all that freaky except for the one-glove thing...)
Posted: Fri, 26th Jun 2009, 3:20am

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Farah Fawcett -- frown

Michael Jackson -- frown cry cry frown
Posted: Fri, 26th Jun 2009, 5:10am

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People (of my age) often say star wars made them interested in visual/special effect, but this has made me realise that for me, Jacksons Videos made a huge impact going right back to me aged 8 seeing thriller when it first came out and watching the behind the scenes stuff.
...and then all of his videos since.

I am very saddened by this sad
Posted: Fri, 26th Jun 2009, 8:35am

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I'm a bit young to have seen Jackson 5 in their prime, still I enjoyed Michael Jackson's music as much as everyone else. It still feels surreal. I have that horrible "this cannot have happened" feeling I had when I heard about Ledger last year.

Rest in peace, Michael.
Posted: Fri, 26th Jun 2009, 9:56am

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He was one of my 3 childhood heroes along with Ayrton Senna and Michael J. Fox. This is very sad news - the worlds greatest entertainer, the king of pop, has gone. sad

Next year me and Jackpot were going to see him at the O2 which would have been the realisation of a life long dream.
Posted: Fri, 26th Jun 2009, 10:02am

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Very sad ending to a rather bizarre life.

Always loved his music since I discovered the 'Bad' album at a child. Oddly enough, I was listening to his music just last weekend while driving across the county.

He's one of those entertainment figures that you kinda presume will always be there.
Posted: Fri, 26th Jun 2009, 11:20am

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Can't believe MJ and FF died.
Er i have alamdv2 chronomator and effectslab thank you
Posted: Fri, 26th Jun 2009, 2:15pm

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Sad news. Long live the King (of pop.) He was a loony, but he was our loony.
Posted: Fri, 26th Jun 2009, 3:48pm

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Oh man, seeing Aryton Senna being mentioned brought back horrible flashbacks. I still remember that crash very vividly.

Sad that someone passes away before their time. I remember seeing him at Wembley Stadium during his History tour when I was a kid... I was equally amazed by his performance and disgusted with his saviour like attitude towards himself (that whole tank and soldiers pointing guns at Children and Michael protecting them all was a bit much).

It was one hell of a show otherwise. But over the last few years, you mention to someone you've seen Michael Jackson live and they simply turn their nose up or give you a weird look.

It'll be interesting to see if people are more ready to gloss over the questionable private life now in preference of the contributions he made to music.

Currently listening to Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' right now... which makes me want to start something, and very few songs produced these days do that wink

Say what you like about the man, he produced some seminal work. And as I know no better than anyone else as to whether he did "those" things, all I can really say is rest in peace to an incredibly talented person.
Posted: Fri, 26th Jun 2009, 9:23pm

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He was an excellent performer, I had a huge MJ phase when I was abut twelve. I bet there will be some serious accusations about him now that he's gone though, people coming out of nowhere saying he touched me here, he did this he did that, a bunch of BS.

Although I'm really wondering, and I in no way mean any disrespect to MJ or his family right now, but does everyone actually think he's gone? I mean I'm no conspiracy theorist or anything, but the guy was in some crazy debt...
Posted: Sat, 27th Jun 2009, 10:40am

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Michael Jackson surely made a great impact on culture and the world music, despit the fact I personally never cared for either him or his songs.
Sad to die like that at such a young age, but then again, it was probably the best time for him to go, being in somewhat of a new wave of going "up" again. Jackson seemed overly concerned with how the world reacts to him and with aging, so dying at a relatively young age probably saved him a lot of agony to come.

The world surely has lost a character with a lot of facettes to him. And that's always sad.
Posted: Sun, 28th Jun 2009, 11:14pm

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Not only Michael Jackson but Billy Mays died today also at the age of 50. sad
Posted: Mon, 29th Jun 2009, 4:21am

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RIP Michael. You will always be the king of pop.

sad
Posted: Mon, 29th Jun 2009, 8:43am

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Crazy news isn't it. MJ was seriously a great entertainer and a very prominant memory from my childhood.
Posted: Mon, 29th Jun 2009, 2:30pm

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RIP Farrah Fawcett and Billy Mays
I honestly didnt care much for Michael JAckson. I grew up with him but everyone is making too much of a big deal of it. Like he was young yeah but no one cared about him like this until now.
Posted: Mon, 29th Jun 2009, 2:34pm

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JasonX1024 wrote:

RIP Farrah Fawcett and Billy Mays
I honestly didnt care much for Michael JAckson. I grew up with him but everyone is making too much of a big deal of it. Like he was young yeah but no one cared about him like this until now.
Just because you didn't care for him doesn't mean that other people didn't.

Classic case of mistaking your own personal point of view on the universe for factual truth.


I would agree that the media is making too much of a big deal about it, and will continue to do so for a while, but that's the media for you.
Posted: Mon, 29th Jun 2009, 4:43pm

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I would agree that the media is making too much of a big deal about it, and will continue to do so for a while, but that's the media for you.
The thing is, people hadn't really been talking about him much lately until now. Sure the tour in the UK and all, but not really so much here. But, now, it's like, well... "the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine" smile

Terrible though, all these deaths from prominent names. Very sad. RIP.

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Posted: Mon, 29th Jun 2009, 7:58pm

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JasonX1024 wrote:

RIP Farrah Fawcett and Billy Mays
I honestly didnt care much for Michael JAckson. I grew up with him but everyone is making too much of a big deal of it. Like he was young yeah but no one cared about him like this until now.
Forget the government or personal opinion its the media that pretty much control everything and everyone, they will tell you who to like, who to hate, who to forgive and who to go to war with, and like Jade goody, the media changes it's mind more times than a woman. First it will make someone a star, then it will follow them around and get ANY information possible, they will then find a fault and tell everyone about it. They will then exploit the star and make them out to be bad, then when that person dies, that person then becomes a hero. and when you hated them before you now have to love them or forgive them simply because the media says so.

Below is a brief example of how 2 sided the media can be





Posted: Mon, 29th Jun 2009, 9:50pm

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JasonX1024 wrote:

Like he was young yeah but no one cared about him like this until now.
Clearly you don't understand who Michael Jackson is. You see, when people say he's the "King of Pop", they mean it. He's one of the most influential performers of our time, and helped shape the music industry for his entire career (basically his entire life.) People LOVE Michael Jackson, and have for a long time. But I guess you're young. You missed his peak, and only witnessed his decline. But man, wasn't it an awesome decline? Remember all that crazy stuff he did, and all his crazy plastic surgery? Hahahahaha.

But yeah, RIP Billy Mays. The world will certainly remember OxiClean more than they will Thriller, if JasonX1024 is any indication. It gets out tough stains, after all. wink
Posted: Tue, 30th Jun 2009, 8:40am

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Hang on. I didn't know who Billy Mays was, having never heard of him, but I just looked him up.

From what I can tell (thanks, Wikipedia!) he was a television salesman.

A salesman?

I mean, I know the USA is the land of ultimate capitalism, and obviously it's sad when anyone dies, but really?

Am I missing something here?
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Missing something? You're missing everything.
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Atom wrote:

Missing something? You're missing everything.
That and Oxyclean were the bests... *sob*

Did anyone know Vince was arrested????
( watch and best )

watch
Posted: Tue, 30th Jun 2009, 5:28pm

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videofxuniverse wrote:

JasonX1024 wrote:

RIP Farrah Fawcett and Billy Mays
I honestly didnt care much for Michael JAckson. I grew up with him but everyone is making too much of a big deal of it. Like he was young yeah but no one cared about him like this until now.
Forget the government or personal opinion its the media that pretty much control everything and everyone, they will tell you who to like, who to hate, who to forgive and who to go to war with, and like Jade goody, the media changes it's mind more times than a woman. First it will make someone a star, then it will follow them around and get ANY information possible, they will then find a fault and tell everyone about it. They will then exploit the star and make them out to be bad, then when that person dies, that person then becomes a hero. and when you hated them before you now have to love them or forgive them simply because the media says so.
I think this says it best.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVACUjHn6yU
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Tarn wrote:

Hang on. I didn't know who Billy Mays was, having never heard of him, but I just looked him up.

From what I can tell (thanks, Wikipedia!) he was a television salesman.

A salesman?

I mean, I know the USA is the land of ultimate capitalism, and obviously it's sad when anyone dies, but really?

Am I missing something here?
He was the best pitchman here in the US. He had his own TV show with Anthony Sullivan. You seriosly can't turn on the TV without him advertising something. In the US he is probably as popular as Mario in Japan (Maybe not "that" popular but everyone knew him).
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Billy Mays wasn't just a salesman, though, he had celebrity here in the United States. Many of his sayings - for better or for worse - have been ingrained into my everyday jargon, and I'll forever remember them.

Billy Mays is a big deal, to me at least. Michael is bigger, but Mays had cultural importance more recently than Farrah. I'm 19 and I can think back at least 15 years of having known about Billy Mays and his shout-advertising, which is undoubtedly effective.

This video pretty much sums up his significance. (a real video, not a joke).
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ben3308 wrote:

Billy Mays is a big deal, to me at least. Michael is bigger, but Mays had cultural importance more recently than Farrah. I'm 19 and I can think back at least 15 years of having known about Billy Mays and his shout-advertising, which is undoubtedly effective.
I agree and even though Michael became a big hit I even thought Billy Mays was bigger but I know probabley no one else agrees he is bigger than Michael Jackson in reputation. Michael has become talked about horribaley and even jokes made but I still liked his music. My favorite song is "Thriller" which is great! May all the people who died RIP. sad
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Bolbi wrote:

Farah Fawcett -- frown

Michael Jackson -- frown cry cry frown
Ahhh, unfortunately, let us add to the list,

Farah Fawcet- frown
Billy Mays- frown cry frown
Michael Jacson- frown cry frown cry frown

RIP Billy Mays. You'll be missed. "Hi, Billy Mayes here with...."
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Sad news. Long live the King (of pop.) He was a loony, but he was our loony.
QFT

I think what makes it hard to believe that he's actually dead is that his legacy is very much alive. The real Michael Jackson died a long time ago. I just feel so bad for the guy since he had to leave on such a low note. Especially because he was about to make a possible comeback... RIP MJ. sad
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You can double or triple stack 'em, and watch your family attack 'em!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KBXcpJfmj4

RIP Billy sad
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film freak wrote:

You can double or triple stack 'em, and watch your family attack 'em!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KBXcpJfmj4

RIP Billy sad
I've been watching the series of pitchman today on the Discovery Channel. They are showing all of his commercials and a Pitchman marathon. RIP cry
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And Molly Sugden too sad

Dropping like flies sad
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It happens every year.

.It's the Illuminati. They wipe out a bunch of celebrities to make way for the new ones. Alternatively, high-profile celebrities are hyper-dimensional beings, and can only inhabit a human body for so long, before sloughing it off and inhabiting a new one, who then becomes an ultra rich celebrity, seemingy overnight. I am not making this up, this is serious.
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QUOTE:.It's the Illuminati. They wipe out a bunch of celebrities to make way for the new ones. Alternatively, high-profile celebrities are hyper-dimensional beings, and can only inhabit a human body for so long, before sloughing it off and inhabiting a new one, who then becomes an ultra rich celebrity, seemingy overnight. I am not making this up, this is serious.END OF QUOTE

I doubt that is the reason but I do believe the theroy about inhabiting a human body for so long. wink Eventually someone famous will die but I doubt that is the reason. That seems to be true though....OR IS IT!!!!!! BWAHAHAHA!!!!!