Michael Jackson is dead at age 50.
On the day the news broke out, it was reported that he was found in presumed cardiac arrest after a 911 call was made from his rented home at Holmby Hills in Los Angeles. Before he was rushed to the UCLA Medical Center where he died, Jackson's personal physician was with him and tried to resuscitate him for more than one hour but were unsuccessful before he was rushed to the hospital where he died. He was declared dead at 2.26pm Los Angeles time.
There are reports that he was rehearsing for a new show, opening in London next month, and had undergone a thorough and complete physical exam. He apparently was given a clean bill of health. He was secretly rehearsing six hours a day and four days a week.
And how about reports that he is addicted to painkillers which develops after he was burned while filming a commercial in 1984.
Then this report that a family attorney mentioned about his concern for Jackson's use of prescription drugs for dancing-related injuries could eventually prove fatal and that the entertainer's inner circle has ignoring his warnings.
How about the pressures of emotional, physical, legal, financial, and spiritual dysfunction that has been with him ever since? Had this already caught up Mr. Jackson? Its a toxic mix that nobody can withstand.
There's no doubt that more information will be reported in the coming days to weeks, even illicit drugs might also come out no doubt. But keep in mind that sudden cardiac death can happen at any age, in seemingly healthy individuals.
Whatever the circumstances, there's no doubt that Michael Jackson will be greatly missed.