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Michael Jackson Dead From Sudden Cardiac Arrest (INTERVIEW)Tim King Salem-News.com
Cultural icon Michael Jackson passes away in Los Angeles.
(LOS ANGELES) - American pop idol and superstar Michael Jackson died today in Los Angeles from apparent cardiac arrest.
Information is just coming forth at this point, we spoke to an expert about what brings about this type of situation in someone Michael Jackson's age.
Though he has been the subject of years of reports relating to alleged sexual improprieties, Jackson will always be known as a cultural icon who inspired millions of Americans and had so many hit songs that naming them will require a great deal of space.
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center cardiology expert Dr. James Beckerman spoke with us at length today and that interview is located below.
Michael Joseph Jackson was born August 29th 1958 into what became an American musical family. Throughout his lifetime he was a recording artist, entertainer, and businessman.
Michael was the seventh child born to the Jackson family. He first showed up in front of television audiences at the age of 11 as a singer in The Jackson 5.
Next came his solo career which began in 1971 as he remained part of the Jackson 5.
It didn't take long and Michael Jackson quickly became one of the world's best-selling artists with five top records: Off the Wall (1979), Thriller (1982), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991) and HIStory (1995).
Here is the interview with Dr. James Beckerman:
Tim King is a former U.S. Marine with twenty years of experience on the west coast as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor. In addition to his role as a war correspondent, this Los Angeles native serves as Salem-News.com's Executive News Editor.
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