Archive for June 25th, 2009

Michael Jackson Obituary

Thursday, June 25th, 2009


Pop star Michael Jackson dead at 50


Michael Jackson


Paramedics arrived at his Bel-Air home today and found the singer in full cardiac arrest. A doctor was in the home performing CPR on him. LAPD has opened an inquiry.


By Andrew Blankstein, Phil Willon and Harriet Ryan
Los Angeles Times
June 25, 2009


Pop star Michael Jackson was pronounced dead today after paramedics found him in a coma at his Bel-Air mansion, city and law enforcement sources told The Times.


Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Steve Ruda told The Times that paramedics responded to a 911 call from the home. When they arrived, Jackson was not breathing. The paramedics performed CPR and took him to UCLA Medical Center, Ruda said.


Hundreds of reporters gathered at the hospital awaiting word on his condition. The sources, who spoke on the condition that they not be named, said family members rushed to Jackson’s bedside, where he was in a deep coma.


The circumstances of Jackson’s death remain unclear. Law enforcement sources said that Los Angeles Police Department robbery-homicide detectives have opened an investigation into the death, though they stressed there is no evidence of criminal wrongdoing. The detectives plan to interview relatives, friends and Jackson’s doctors to try to figure out what happened. The L.A. County coroner’s office will determine a cause of death.


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Farrah Fawcett’s Obituary

Thursday, June 25th, 2009


Farrah Fawcett dies at 62; actress rose above ‘Charlie’s Angels’


Farrah Fawcett


A rare cancer claims the 1970s pinup beauty. First known for her looks and hairstyle, she captivated critics with ‘Burning Bed’ and other serious roles. Later, she chronicled her illness.


By Valerie J. Nelson
Los Angeles Times
June 25, 2009


Farrah Fawcett, who soared to fame as a national sex symbol in the late 1970s on television’s campy “Charlie’s Angels” and in a swimsuit poster that showcased her feathery mane and made her a generation’s favorite pinup, died today at 62, according to Reuters.


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