WEIRDLAND: Goodbye to Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Goodbye to Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett

Jeff Koons' golden sculpture of Michael Jackson and his pet chimpanzee Bubbles."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".

Michael Jackson was taken to the hospital from the house he was renting in Holmby Hills at about 12:15 p.m. He was unconscious and in a coma. He was pronounced dead not long afterwards, and people were already gathering at the hospital - the LA Times broke it first (after TMZ).

"I can't find the words right now to express how deeply sadden [sic] I am by Michael's passing. We have lost a genius and a true ambassador of not only Pop music, but of all music. He has been an inspiration to multiple generations and I will always cherish the moments I shared with him on stage and all of the things I learned about music from him and the time we spent together. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones.
Justin Timberlake with Jake Gyllenhaal at 2006 MTV Movie Awards, on 3rd June, 2006, in Culver City, CA.

Timberlake has referred to Michael Jackson as his Idol in the past".
"Dame Elizabeth Taylor is too devastated by the passing of her dear friend Michael Jackson to issue a statement at this time".

Taylor, who was a close and dear friend to Jackson for several years, was the one who dubbed him the "King of Pop." Source:

Read more celebrities' reactions to Michael Jackson's death in

"Farrah Fawcett, the blonde-maned actress whose best-selling poster and "Charlie's Angels" stardom made her one of the most famous faces in the world, died Thursday. She was 62.
Fawcett's death was confirmed by Paul Bloch, one of her representatives at Rogers and Cowan, an entertainment public relations firm.Bloch told CNN that Ryan O'Neal, Fawcett's romantic partner since the mid-1980s, and her friend Alana Stewart were with Fawcett at Saint John's Hospital in Santa Monica, California, when she died.

"Although this is an extremely difficult time for her family and friends, we take comfort in the beautiful times that we shared with Farrah over the years and the knowledge that her life brought joy to so many people around the world", O'Neal said in a written statement".

Watch Farrah 'full of life' video in

"Farrah Fawcett is an icon. As part of the original trio of ridiculously beautiful and refined detectives known as Charlie’s Angels, the actress soared to untold heights of fame. She played Jill Monroe, the fun, furtively smart girl with golden tresses and a smile that could stop a missile en route. She only played Jill for one season, but left an impact on anyone who caught the show during its original run. Fawcett quickly became the sex symbol in a decade full of them, and the mania reached its pinnacle with the release of her infamous poster where she is clad in nothing more than a red bathing suit (many years before Baywatch) and her famous smile. To this day that poster remains one of the most popular pin-ups ever sold.The 90s took a different turn for the actress when she agreed to appear nude in Playboy magazine in 1995. That edition sold more than 4 million copies and became the best selling issue of the decade. She appeared once again in 1997 when she was fifty years old.Farrah Fawcett: Bold, sexy and smart. When someone famous passes away you often hear it referred to as the end of an era. When it comes to someone like Fawcett that statement could not ring more true". Source:

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