We Are the World by MJ.
We Are The World- All star
This is a tribute to the man who unite people around the world in his own weird way. This man shows the world that it doesn’t matter if he’s black or white, he could still make his fans around the world unite and set the difference aside and listened to his beautiful songs and the messages he’s trying to get across.
Micheal Jackson a.k.a Mikaeel Jackson showed to the world too, that regardless of your religion, Christian or Muslim, you could still have at least one thing in common and put discrimination aside. His death today is a great loss to many charity bodies and shopping centre too, and I daresay, despite of being accused of many things-child molest in his home Neverland is one of them, people would always remember him as the King of Pop or the Prince of Plastic.
Instead of mourning for his death, people around the world is celebrating his life…the man who lived like a king. Radios, tv station, new media are blasting his songs and his news.
Micheal Jackson a.k.a Mikaeel Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009).
Jackson spent much of his life as the most famous person on the planet, and to many, his premature death felt both unthinkable and, oddly, inevitable.
Paramedics found Jackson in cardiac arrest when they arrived at his home shortly before 12:30 p.m. Pacific time, 3 minutes and 17 seconds after receiving a 911 call. His personal physician was already in the house performing CPR. Jackson was not breathing, and it appears he never regained consciousness. Paramedics treated Jackson at the house for 42 minutes, and he was declared dead at 2:26 p.m. at UCLA Medical Center, about 2 miles from his home above Sunset Boulevard.
Los Angeles police said detectives would launch a thorough investigation of the death. They cautioned, however, that they do not believe Jackson was the victim of foul play and that the investigation is standard following the death of a person with this level of fame. Among the factors investigators said they would examine is any medication Jackson might have been taking; an autopsy was to be performed Friday.
His death was confirmed outside the hospital by one of his brothers, Jermaine, who once performed alongside Michael as a member of The Jackson 5, a family act that began in the steel mill town of Gary before exploding in the music industry like a boulder in a pond.
Jackson had come to Los Angeles to rehearse for 50 sold-out concerts at London’s O2 Arena, a run of shows that was scheduled to kick off July 13 and had been dubbed “This Is It.” The concerts were to have been the start of an ambitious bid to resuscitate his career, with the goal of beginning to wipe out Jackson’s staggering debt — he was hundreds of millions of dollars in debt and would have earned $1 million a night — and return the singer to cultural relevancy.
Jackson — who most famously resided in the Santa Ynez Valley at his Neverland Ranch, named for the island where Peter Pan and the Lost Boys were in no danger of growing up — had taken up residence for the rehearsals in a seven-bedroom estate near Bel Air, which he had rented for $100,000 a month.
The singer’s backers, concert promoter AEG Live and the financier Tom Barrack of Colony Capital, envisioned the London appearances as an audition of sorts for a career reboot that would go on to include a world tour, movies, a Graceland-like museum, new music and revues in Macau and Las Vegas.
Those close to Jackson have said he had been working diligently to get in shape for his comeback. A year ago, he was gaunt and used a wheelchair, but recently he’d been exercising with a trainer in addition to daylong rehearsals with dancers half his age. “He’s in great shape,” his manager, Frank DiLeo, said last month.
In order for the promoters to get insurance for the London shows, Jackson underwent a four-hour physical with an independent doctor this spring. Rand Phillips, the chief executive officer of AEG Live, the promoter, said that the medical screening uncovered “no issues whatsoever.”
Jackson’s financial and legal woes had turned him into an object of fascination, pity and revulsion in recent years. Still, it would be difficult to overstate Jackson’s impact on Western culture — though Guinness World Records did its best, asserting that it had concluded, objectively, that Jackson was the “Most Successful Entertainer of All Time.”
But Jackson seemed to mirror, too, the newer, darker traditions of American celebrity — living in excess, in danger, in public.
Interviews, court papers and documentaries revealed a barrage of strange and destructive behavior. Jackson reportedly became addicted to painkillers and was forced into drug rehab.
In 2003, following the release of a documentary in which Jackson was seen holding hands and arranging sleepovers with a teenage boy — and after years of murmurs that Jackson had cultivated unusual relationships with children — Jackson was charged with seven counts of child sexual abuse.
His fans and defenders — among them Elizabeth Taylor, a friend who took to Larry King to declare that she’s never seen any “touchy-feely” — argued that Jackson was, in effect, still a child. And after a five-month trial in Santa Maria, Calif., he was acquitted in June 2005 on all counts. But his career had never recovered.
On 21st November ,the singer, who was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness, converted to Islam in a ceremony at a friend’s house in Los Angeles. He is said to have sat on the floor and worn a small hat while an imam officiated. According to The Sun, the ceremony took place while Jackson, 50, was recording an album at the home of Steve Porcaro, a keyboard player who composed music on his Thriller album.
The former Jackson 5 star was counseled by David Wharnsby, a Canadian songwriter, and Phillip Bubal, a producer, who have both converted. A source said Jackson had appeared a “bit down” and added: “They began talking to him about their beliefs, and how they thought they had become better people after they converted. Michael soon began warming to the idea.
“An imam was summoned from the mosque and Michael went through the shahada, which is the Muslim declaration of belief.”
His brother, Jermaine Friday, suggested Jackson would convert having taken an interest in Islam since Friday’s conversion in 1989.
“When I came back from Mecca I got him a lot of books and he asked me lots of things about my religion and I told him that it’s peaceful and beautiful,” said Friday.
“He read everything and he was proud of me that I found something that would give me inner strength and peace.
“I think it is most probable that Michael will convert to Islam.
“He could do so much, just like I am trying to do. Michael and I and the word of God, we could do so much.”
Michael Jackson, a seminal figure in music, dance and culture whose ever-changing face graced the covers of albums that sold more than a half-billion copies, died on Thursday 25th June 2009, shortly after going into cardiac arrest at his Los Angeles chateau. He was 50 years old.
Cleffairy: Well, black or white, Christian or Muslim, the man has definitely defy gravity in his own way, and it’s the contribution towards the music industry as well as his humanitarian works that counts. Prayers and Al-Fatiha for the who was born black but turned white in his later years. It is indeed a great loss. R.I.P Micheal @ Mikaeel.