Michael Jackson, the show-stopping singer whose best-selling albums -- including "Off the Wall," "Thriller" and "Bad" -- and electrifying stage presence made him one of the most popular artists of all time, died Wednesday, according to multiple sources, including the Los Angeles Times and The Associated Press and CNN.
He collapsed at his residence in the Holmby Hills section of Los Angeles, California, about noon Pacific time, suffering cardiac arrest, according to brother Randy Jackson. He died at UCLA Medical Center. He was 50.
Jackson's blazing rise to stardom -- and later fall from grace -- is among the most startling of show business tales. The son of a steelworker, he rose to fame as the lead singer of the Jackson 5, a band he formed with his brothers in the late 1960s. By the late '70s, as a solo artist, he was topping the charts with cuts from "Off the Wall," including "Rock With You" and "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough."
In 1982, he released "Thriller," an album that eventually produced seven hit singles. An appearance the next year on a Motown Records 25th-anniversary special cemented his status as the biggest star in the country.
For the rest of the 1980s, they came no bigger. "Thriller's" follow-up, 1987's "Bad," sold almost as many copies. A new Jackson album -- a new Jackson appearance -- was a pop culture event.
The pop music landscape was changing, however, opening up for rap, hip-hop and what came to be called "alternative" -- and Jackson was seen as out of step.
Michael Jackson, el cantante cuyos discos visionarios y electrizante presencia en el escenario hicieron de él uno de los más populares artistas de todos los tiempos, ha muerto a la edad de 50 años, de acuerdo con múltiples fuentes, incluyendo Los Angeles Times y The Associated Press y CNN.
Según su hermano Randy Jackson, sufrio un paro cardíaco en su residencia de Holmby Hills en Los Ángeles, California, cerca de mediodía, hora del Pacífico, Murió en UCLA Medical Center.
El Rey del pop creó un sonido espectacular con sus discos, adelantados a su tiempo gracias al genio del productor Quinci Jones. Desde Jamiroquai hasta Justin Timberlake han querido seguir sus pasos.
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