Rumors are flying (thanks to sites like TMZ, Perez Hilton and especially Twitter) that pop-icon (and music legend) Michael Jackson has passed away. Jackson was admitted to UCLA Medical Center earlier today for cardiac arrest and according to some was unable to be revived. CNN and Fox News are “checking sources” and the LA Times denies Jackson’s death. Is this a case of gossip “telephone” on the Internet?
Rumors and truths (usually rumors) spread like wildfire on Twitter. The top trending topic right now is #MichaelJackson – thanks to everyone wondering if he is dead or alive. So – what is it? I think we might have to wait a little while longer to find out if Michael Jackson has indeed passed away.
If so – he joins Farrah Fawcett and Ed McMahon – two more Hollywood Legends who have passed away in the past few days. I guess if it is in fact, true, “these things” happen in three’s …
I will update this post as news comes in.
UPDATE: LA Times, CNN, TMZ and Perez are confirming that, in fact, Michael Jackson has died.