We are in shock. The King of Pop and father of three has passed away.
The 50-year-old singer died at an LA hospital this afternoon after having what was a reported heart attack. An LAFD spokesperson says he was not breathing when they arrived at the home.Michael Jackson II. Michael Joseph Jackson was born August 29, 1958, the seventh child of the Jackson family.
A baby-faced young Michael debuted on as a member of legendary Jackson 5. After touring the world with his brothers, he broke out on his own in 1972. Five of his solo studio albums have become some of the world's best-selling records: Off the Wall (1979), Thriller (1982), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991) and HIStory (1995). "Thriller" was the best selling album of all time. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice.
The moonwalking star's life has not been without controversy. He was married twice -- once to Lisa Marie Presley, in what was assumed to be a publicity stunt to overshadow the allegations of child abuse that beleaguered the pop star. He then married, and soon after divorced, the mother of his children former nurse Debbie Rowe. In 2005, Jackson was tried and acquitted of sexual abuse charges. He hold several Guinness World Records -- including one for "Most Successful Entertainer of All Time" Our hearts go out the Jackson's children.