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(generated from captions) What a sad day. We began with the

passing of Farrah Fawcett at the age

of 26 and then with the sad news of passing of Farrah Fawcett at the age

Michael Jackson dying at the age of

50. Continuing with our coverage of

the big events we cross to Kylie and

Larry of the 'Morning Show'.

on what is a dark day in Hollywood. Hello, and welcome to the show at the age of 50. Michael Jackson has died

We're sticking with this story. We'll have continuing coverage. is in Los Angeles. It begins with Rahni Sadler Hello, Rahni.

what can you tell us ? I well go

over a recap. It was nearly four

hours ago an ambulance was called to

Michael Jackson's Holmby Hills home.

And was taken to the UCLA Medical

Center. We believe his heart had

stopped beating when paramedics were

called. He suffered a heart attack

at home, we believe. We believe his

mother was with him when he went to

the hospital and he was declared

dead at the UCLA Medical Center. His

brothers rushed to the hospital,

there were reports of his sister,

LaToya run nothing to the hospital

crying. There is no official

confirmation from the family but

most news agencies are saying here

they are independently confirmed he

has passed away. Where is the

information coming from? There are

so many people who are clued into

various parts of the entertainment

network over here. Everybody has got

a friend of a friend who knows

somebody. Maybe it has come from the

hospital? In fact, details of Farrah

Fawcett's stay in hospital was

leaked from UCLA before. But I would

say it is from people who know

people in the family. There were

reports Joe Jackson, his uncle

spoken to reporters and a couple of reports Joe Jackson, his uncle had

his brothers had spoken to

reporters. I think at this stage of

the game, if he did not pass away

they would have got word out. It is

majorly reported here. I think

somebody would have called to

contradict it. We are seeing a

photo, which is quite breath-taking,

I don't know if that is the right

word a photo of Michael Jackson with

medical tubes, taken by someone very

close to the action. We can tell

from that he is extremely unwell.

But this comes as such a surprise.

We were just saying when you woke up

this morning, if somebody said, this morning, if somebody said, "

"Michael Jackson will die today."

You would never believe it. There

are so many celebrities who are so many celebrities who have

are so many celebrities who have

been unwell like Farrah Fawcett, she

reports he was passed away. But there are no

reports he was unwell. There are

some reports he was suffering skin

cancer. We know he had the kin

condition vid laigo and the time he

burned his skin. But as far as I

know, skin cancer in the early

stages doesn't cause heart attacks.

I am sure there will be a huge

investigation into what caused it.

It could be he was working out so

hard in the lead-up to this tour.

This 50-date tour. Michael Jackson

hasn't done anything like that in

menae many years. He is 50 years

old. His body might not be used to

it. He was doing two rehearsals a

day. The whole show two time as day.

What what we know of his concerts,

he is incrediblyner

he is incrediblynergetic and he is a

perfectest. He would like to perform

the way he did years ago. He was

working out really hard with L ou

Farino trying to build up his body

and strength. Maybe at the age of

fifty it was too much? We are seeing

more aerial shots around the

hospital precinct, the police cars

have blocked off many streets back.

Clearly expecting many thousands of

people as the news spreads?

Thousands of people. It won't quite

be Princess Diana but we will get a

shock. The fans are just as whacko

as Michael Jackson. They are keen

and dedicated. They have loved him

through the mun a e problems and the

-- money problems and the

accusations of paedophilia. When the

concert tickets went on sale, there

were people of 30, 40 or 50 years of

age, cry age, cry whg

age, crying when he made the

announcement of the concerts. There

will be people flying from all over

the world to the UCLA Medical Center

which will become a shrine. There are which will become a shrine. There

are thousands there, many of them

media but the fans will be there in

huge numbers. We will come back to

you. Reporter Mike Amore is at the you. Reporter Mike Amore is at the hospital.

hospital.. He joins us now. Take us

moment? through what you are seeing at the

moment? Kylie, chaoticic scenes.

moment? Kylie, chaoticic scenes. As

Ronnieier just repbgzed -- Rhani

just mentioned, 1,000 people. News

is spreading of his death. But many

of the people are perhaps several

hundred journalists waiting for what

we think is a press conference that

is about to begin any moment from

the hospital. We think. But as I

said, certainly news it just

spreading, UCLA Medical Center of

spreading, UCLA Medical Center of

course s part of the aourx CLA

University. A lot of the students

are leaving the campus and walking

past, wondering what is going on.

When they hear Michael Jackson is

dead they are saying, " When they hear Michael Jackson is dead they are saying, "What what? I can't believe this."

can't believe this." Am immediately

reaction is shock. Lots of member

ozf the press and now the problem,

students gathering? They are kind of

filing past at this stage. But like

Rhani said in the next few hours or

so we will see the die-hard Michael

Jackson fans arriving. I went to the

court case up in northern California

a few years ago when he was accused

of molesting that child. There

of molesting that child. There are

hundreds, perhaps thousandss of keen

Michael Jackson supporters. They are

the type of people who will come out

there mourn his loss. We are seeing

reports his mother Kathryn has

arrived at the hospital. His

arrived at the hospital. His father

is here. And several of his

brothers. They arrived after hearing

reports he was gravely ill. Of

course, we are hearing now he is

dead. You mention admedia

conference. How would it work? You

expecting to hear from family,

medical officials? What are you

expecting? I think it would be

medical officials. I think it is way

too early for the family members.

They are incredibly media shy at the

best of times. This is the worst of

times. I doubt they will walk out in

front of a huge number of press and

TV cameras that are here now. I

think it is more likely we will hear

from officials from the

from officials UCLA Medical Center

to confirm that Michael Jackson has

died. We are all over this today.

You are there for us on the ground.

We will book

We will book be back to you every

step of the way. Back to you soon.

Michael Jackson is one of the Michael Jackson is

greatest recording artists of all

time. He exploded on to music 16 at

the age of 11 as part of the Jackson

5. It launched a solo severe. Jackson's solo albums bestselling records of all time. became some of the world's of changing the music industry. And he was at the forefront of the world's most famous men, Recognised as one personal life, Jackson's highly publicised coupled with his successful career, has made him a part of popular culture for almost four decades.

Incredible. We used to listen to him

all the time, now the kids are into it. For more on Michael Jackson let's go to Tomm Taylor for X17 online.com Hello Tomm. Tomm, he's been plagued by health issues for a while hasn't he?

Yes, you know, Michael Jackson a

couple of weeks ago I heard was

battling skin cancer. An inside

source gave me that information.

When I learned ambulances picked up

the entertainer and brought him

the entertainer and brought him to UCLA Medical Center, I thought there

was complications or medical

treatment in that area. But an

treatment in that area. But an hour and a half ago I got a call from a

source I usually call for

information. When the caller ID came

through, I thought this person never

phones me with news and it was at

that time I found out Michael

Jackson had died from somebody who

works, connected with Michael Jackson's industry gave me the information. We

information. We were the first to

report the news. How is news

spreading now? You are in the thick

of it there? How is news getting

around? How is news being filtered amongathist general public and

people in the industry? It will be

very interesting over the next few

hours to see who comes to the podium

to release the information, to

to release the information, to speak

to the media or whether a statement

will be released from one of his

publicists. The long-time publicist

that worked for Michael Jackson when

he was on trial for the child

molestation is now sueing the

entertainer or planning to sue

Michael Jackson for lost wages or

breach of contract or a thing like

that. This is another element I

think the audience could examine today. Michael

today. Michael Jackson was under a

lot of pressure as an entertain taor

do the best he could do p the London

performances. I understand it was

going to be 50 consectiative shows.

But he was also in a battle against

family members who wanted to have a

family-style reunion tour that would

include the most famous brother.

There was a legal battle going on

and I hope, perhaps, it didn't add

to the level of strisz this

50-year-old entertainer was coping

with. He is a perfectionist and

adamant to put the best show forward

as the same time having an argument

with his brothers and sisters and

their management and leadership about what should be done,

entertainmentwise. Knowing what goes

into a show like that, 50 dates

booked and pictures of him in a

wheelchair lookinging frail, what

did you think of that? Michael

Jackson has always been a

manipulator of the media. We recall

a time he was photographed inside a

chamber that provided oxygen, my

sources say he did it as a prank.

Releasing, occasionally, information

or it deliberately wearing a mask to

conceal really nothing but to spin

the publicity around to create a

cyclone around him of interest and

intrigue. It was something he was

very good at, in addition to writing

the songs and live performances am.

As I do understand, he was a

As I do understand, he was a good father to his children. I am sitting

here today thinking what will happen

to those children? Is Janet Jackson

now going to become a mother? In

this instance, with Michael

Jackson's offspring, we as the

general public don't know who is the

general public don't know who is the biological mother or who is the

mother. I am hoping the entertainer

had a will that would stipulate what

would happen. Their world will be

rocked to the core. It has been a

tight-knit family. I imagine they

are home schooled and sheltered.

They may not have friends of their

own age and now their father is

gone. You certainly have to feel for

the kids who have lost their daddy,

like any kid, it will be incredibly

difficult to deal with. We know the

ambulance was called to the Bel Air

mansion that he was rented before

the tour, how were the rehearsals going

going for the concerts? They were

going well. I understand, I heard

years ago on Sundays he would dance

and dance and dance and not take any

nourishment in. Meaning he was an

athlete who could push his body to

the limit and not reward itself with

calorie intake. It was a kind of way

for him to fast and cleanse. Michael

Jackson has been living in

Jackson has been living in this Holmby Hills house for quite some

time. I understand, one of my

sources say, the Christmas

decorations are still up. So that

shows the excentric side of Michael

Jackson. How do you expect fans will

pay their respects today? Will they

head down to the hospital precinct?

Will the never land rr ranch become

the new Graceland? I don't

the new Graceland? I don't believe it was coaled by Michael Jackson

Enterprises anymore. It has been liquidated or

liquidated or sold. The house

liquidated or sold. The house in Holmby Hills will have fans dropping

wreaths and

wreaths and flowers and momentoes.

It is The most upscale area you can

live in in Los Angeles. Because of

live in in Los Angeles. Because of the media focus now, will have

satellite trucks and microwave

trucks and journalists all over the world trucks and journalists all over the

world centred at UCLA to get the

latest news. Expect to see the

family exit in the nx few hours.

That location will bring hundreds

upon hundreds of fans. Michael

Jackson fan is usually a die-hard

individual. What do we know about

the money situation? Where the money situation? Where was Michael at with the money Michael at with the money problems

Michael at with the money problems

that had plagued him for the last

that had plagued him for the last couple of years? The money

situation, if you think

situation, if you think about Michael Jackson, we have seen him on

major spending sprees but he was a

worker and he knew how to work hard

and structure contracts. I am

underthe impression the constant

money woes was a way of a very

excentric person living totally

above his means but he had a a

safety net, meaning his talent. This

concert tour would have brought him,

perhaps, back into the black, per

se. And allowed him to relaunch

himself back into CDs and music and

additional concert tours and in

other countries. You have to

understand this man defined

entertainment and fashion for many

decades. He is, perhaps, one of the

first vinyls -- individuals in the

MTV age to concoct such a unique

brand and sound that is so

recognisable today. The benefits

that we have received as people that

enjoy entertainment, created enjoy entertainment, created by

Michael Jackson will live on now

forever and ever. You live and

breathe this breathe forever and ever. You live and

breathe this stuff all day, every

day of your working life. Can you

believe we are having this

conversation today? Absolutely not.

When the local call came in at When the local call came in at 2 p.m. When the local call came in at 2

p.m.. The radio audience was getting

ready to hear what I

ready to hear what I would have to

say about Farrah Fawcett. I was

conducted the interview with my

inside reliable source who was

telling me something, that I frankly

couldn't believe. None of us can.

Thank you so much for your time this

morning and the wrap up, Tomm. We will be on

will be on all morning. Michael

Jackson was due to start 50

scheduled concerts in the United

Kingdom in a matter of weeks. It was

Billed as a farewell to London and

several concerts had been postponed

due to ill health. We are joined by

Nuala in London. It you tell us what

is the reaction from London so far A

lot of people are using the word " lot of people are using the word

"disbelief." But I use it literally here. People are refusing to

here. People are refusing to believe it is true until there is an

official statement. Until then, they

will hold on to any glimmer of hope

that Michael Jackson is still alive.

When it sinks in, I think the

When it sinks in, I think the outpouring of grief here and around

the world is going to be incredible.

We saw the disappointment of fans

when the concerts were mere

lepostponed. Can you imagine now,

when it sinks in, they will never

see their hero perform again. They

were so excited in London. Indeed,

across Europe that Michael Jackson

had chosen to kick it off there.

There was tremendous excitement?

Yes, from the rest of the world,

there was

there was disbelief. Why London? Why

not the US? Why not anywhere? It

seemed a strange decision but I

think any questions about that were

answered when you saw the huge fan

base that came out to support

Michael when he made the

announcement at the 02 centre. His

movements were tracked as soon as he

touched down. Tickets sold out in

record time. In fact, just wrerd

yesterday more tickets were released

and snapped up immediately. There is

a huge fan base for Michael Jackson

in London and in Europe, in fact. It

is going to be devastating news for

them. Nuala, what time is it there?

Locally? How is it being reported on

TV stations in London? It is All over.

TV stations in London? It is All over. It

over. It is Thursday night a big

night in London. Just making my way

here, the news is spreading very

quickly, also through social

networking sites. Out in

Glastonbury, the crowds are shocked

and in disbelief. There is feeling

as people tell each other on the bus or the

or the street, no I don't believe

it. People rushing home to turn on

the television and it is making it

real for people. It will take a

while if the news to sink in. There

were questions when the dates of the

concerts were first announced, the

whole come back tour, would he be

well enough?

well enough?? Organisers wer adamant

medical checks had taken place

medical checks had taken place and he had a thorough medical

examination and he was fine. 50

dates is a lot

dates is a lot for someone half his

age, let alone someone who is gift.

The concerns are there he wouldn't

be able to meet all his engagements,

not that it would be a matter of

life and death. Iry Gelley just gave

an interview and had to hang up half

way through in tears. He was saying

he was

he was looking forward to the

concert and he is shocked. We will

expect tributes from some of the

most important people in the world

coming through shortly. How do you

think he will be remembered? Well,

he was the king of pop. And it is

going to be interesting to see what

they do with these concerts dates

and these tickets. I know lots of

Australians have bought tickets and

are making their way over here

because the first concerts are in a

week and a half. It would be so

important to have some kind of

memorial in the 02 centre where the

concerts are supposed to take place.

There needs to be a gathering place

for the fans as they come to terms

with this news. Okay, what is the

mood on the street? Are there any,

people starting to gather, as you

say? Yes, there is no focal point

here. It is more they are actually

going home instead of gathering on

the street. They have been out all

night, they have heard this news

night, they have heard this news and it is now time to start processing

it. So every station has this. It is

wall-to-wall news. Everyone is

talking about it and will continue

to do so, I

to do so, I imagine. Being felt in

every corner of the globe, thank

you, for your time, Nuala. As you

say, the death of Michael Jackson is

making headlines around the world.

Here is how it is reported on NBC in

America. Ryan Williams. Good

evening, every American generation

has its icons and the world of

has its icons and the world of entertainment, Michael Jackson has

been one of the best known stars on

this planet for several decades on

this night when we were prepareing a rememberance of Farrah Fawcett,

suddenly word arrived from southern

California Michael Jackson had been rush California Michael Jackson had been

rushed to hospital. Now this, confirmation rushed to hospital. Now this,

confirmation tonight he has died. A

lot will be said about Michael

Jackson as we learn more about this

story. He was incredibly talented, a

child star, an adult with deep

troubles and physical and mental

health issues. We begin the coverage

of this still-breaking story with

Leicester. It came, first

confirmation? They have been

reporting all afternoon about the

sequence of events. 12.

sequence of events. 12.30, Pacific

time, 3.

time, 3.30 eastern time, paramedics

responded to the mansion where jackiac had jackiac responded to the mansion where

jack -- Michael Jackson had been

staying. He was set to begin come

back concerts in London in July. The

paramedic found him, there was no

pulse, he was not

pulse, he was not breathing. They

administered CPR and took him six

minutes away to UCLA Medical Center

in nearby Westwood. The press

gathered and we learned a short time

ago, in the latest reports

ago, in the latest reports that Michael Jackson did die. Apparently

he never regained consciousness.

Nairp -- they were not able to

reestablish a pulse. The

reestablish a pulse. The mansion in

bell err was rented in preparation

of the concert. We learned in March,

questioned came up about his health

at the time of the concert

anounments. The other big story is

the death of the actress Farrah

just a moment. Fawcett, we will bring you that in

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for the entertainment world. It's an incredibly sad day As we just heard, He was 50 years old. after suffering a heart attack. Michael Jackson has passed away

one it's most loved actresses. But Hollywood is also mourning away in a Los Angeles hospital Overnight, Farrah Fawcett passed after a long battle with cancer. Let's go to Bridget Daly from Hollyscoop.com. Hello, Bridget. Bridget - it's a sad day for the acting community, isn't it?

Absolutely. We are all in shock

right now. Not only for Michael

Jackson's sudden death but also Jackson's sudden death but also if

Farrah Fawcett. A major pop icon,

sex symbol in the '70s sex symbol in the '70s and also

remembered for her long battle with

cancer. So very, very sad day in

Hollywood today. What can you tell

us about her final hours? Who was

there is She died this morning at

saint John's medical in Santa

Monica. Her long time partner, Ryan

O'Neal was there and her hairdresser

milea Murphy and Dr Pierreo, milea Murphy and Dr Pierreo, her

doctor sairing for her through her

process of cancer. Her son, Redmond

could not be present because he is in in prison

in prison now. We just got word

today he will be permitted to attend

his mother's funeral, which will

happen in a couple of days.

allowed to Commissioner Jane Goffrey will be

allowed to temporarily allowed it to

attend and wearing a suit. Has the

family released a statement? Yes,

statement, " Ryan O'Neal has released a very nice

statement, "After a long and brave

battle with cancer our beloved Farah

has passed away. It is an extremely.

How have her friends and costars

paid tribute to her? It is really

nice, the Hollywood community has

really reached out today. Jaclyn

Smith, her co star said M.

You may know Alannah Stuart, Farah's

best friend also best friend also released a statement:

Really sad. A lot of other

Really sad. A lot of other

celebrities have taken to their

Twitters, Facebooks. She had such a

long and illustrious career but what

will she be remembered for? The

latest thing with Farah, the long

battle with cancer. I think it is

what people are going to remember

her by. She really opened up her own

life and really just let the cameras life and really just let the cameras

come in and show what was happening

and opened a lot of people's eyes to

cancer. It is something a lot of

people will remember. Of course, she cancer. It is something a lot of

will be remembered as the beautiful

pop icon. The star of the '70s, just

really, really great acarus. She

will also -- great actress. She will

be remembered for her battle with

cancer, which I think is important.

We saw clips of Ryan We saw clips of Ryan driving out of

the hospital and winding down the

window and the paparazzi asked, "

is Farah." window and the paparazzi asked, "How

window and said, " is Farah." And he wound down the

window and said, "Farah is gone." It

is a breath-taking moment.

Absolutely. I am surprised he said Absolutely. I am surprised he

anything to the paparazzi. It is

such a hard time for him. The fact he is saying, "

he is saying, "I feel so broken

he is saying, "I feel so broken right now, I have lost my partner."

You can imagine what he is going through. You can imagine what he is going

through. It will be a tough run if

the family and friend. You talked

about the dwaoumentry -- documentary

she made with the fight with cancer.

But what about the 'Charlie's

Angels' days, they were golden days?

As a little girl at school I

'Charlie's Angels'. remember pretending to be toon

'Charlie's Angels'. Absolutely. That remember pretending to be toon a

hair, who can, everybody wants 'Charlie's Angels'. Absolutely. That

Farah's hair. So it is really nice

to remember her in both aspects from

when she was healthy and making the

movies and such a sexy, pop icon and

back in the spft 70s, -- 70s the 'Charlie's back in the spft 70s, -- 70s the back in the spft 70s, -- 70s

back in the spft 70s, -- 70s

bogue. 'Charlie's Angels', nice to remember back in the spft 70s, -- 70s theer

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Showbiz correspondent Nelson Aspen broke the news of Michael Jackson's death He's back now from LA. gathering outside the hospital. Nelson, we're seeing massive crowds You're not surprised by this at all.

No. In fact, I am confident it will

grow to friendies proportions. One

thing we should never under state

the appeal of Michael Jackson. When

you think about the most unsavoury

of stories, on trial for the

allegations of child abuse and

paedophilia, he still had throngs of

fans everywhere.

fans everywhere. The image of the

he was found woman releasing the white bird when fans everywhere. The image of the

he was found not guilty sticks in my

mine. When Michael Jackson goes

there is a fan frenzy. It was

recently seen when he announced his

concert dates and it is now going

togrow and grow and grow. We are

waiting for family members to speak.

There is the

There is the subblime to the

ridiculous. Lindy Lohan is Twitering

about it. Debbie Row, the mother of

two of his children is said to be

inconsolable. She is devastated by

the news. It is a shock a reminder

of our own mortality. He may be 50,

which is not too young to suffer

cardiac disease but we think of him,

possibly because he is so child look

possibly because he is so child look as young and invincible. He comes

back from everything. Whether it was

the explosion, when he was filming

the Pepsi commercial or career lows,

trials and allegations against him.

He is seemingly unstoppable. I

it is what really shakes He is seemingly unstoppable. I think it is what really shakes it is what really shakes up how it is what really shakes up about

it is what really Shakespeare Beachs

us -- shakes us about the story. We

have seen the highs and financial

lows. What is in the estate and what

will happen to it now? That is what

we are all interested to find out.

What is in the estate. You say we

have seen the financial lows but we

have seen are the rumours of

financial lows. Neverland rr in

foreclosure, Michael Jackson

bankrupt! Enormous law suits against

him for unpaid bills. And yet, he is

Teflon, he seems to be untouchable.

When we actually find out, soon, I

guess, the value of the estate, his When we actually find out, soon, I

post-life worth, then we will know

at long last just how accurate those

reports really were. Thank you, we

will leave it there if the moment.

Let's go back to reporter mike i more, outside the UCLA Medical

Center. Hello. What more can you

tell us now? Well, we are still

waiting for a press conference,

waiting for a press conference, but you can see behind me, the people

here, massing here, waiting for

official confirmation of Michael

Jackson's death. You can see here,

people really starting to arrive

here as news of Michael Jackson's

death starts to

death starts to spread across Los

Angeles. We have been here now for a

couple of hours and it is right next

to a university. As I mentioned

earlier, a lot of the students are filing out of the

filing out of the university and

saying what is happening here? When

they are informed Michael Jackson is

in fact, dead, their immediate

reaction is, "

reaction is, "My God! I quantity

believe it." A lot of

believe it." A lot of them are too

young to remember Michael Jackson at

his prime. So the crowd is really

starting to build hoar and it will

only continue to build as the news

filters through the Los Angeles

area. The coroner has now confirmed

he has died. In the age of the

Internet and Twitter and the

messages going right around the

world, the cor cur aner has

confirmed. Back with more of the

rfrp developing storey in just a moment

As new of the death of Michael

Jackson's death sings in, let's go

back to Los Angeles. Our

Mike Amore is on the ground near the back to Los Angeles. Our reporter

hospital where jackiac was taken to.

It was four hours ago? When we first

learned he had suffered cardiac

arrest, our initial reaction was

surely, this man has not died? Then

of course, over the next hour came

through some reports he had, in

fact, died and confirmation it was

indeed sadly the case. We understand

that paramedics were called to him

home, not far from here. We are now

hearing Michael Jackson suffered a

cardiac arrest. He did not have a

pulse. In farct, he was dead. pulse. In farct, he was dead. He was

trance ported here to the hospital empty, trance ported here to the hospital empty trance ported here to the hospital

-- it was too late to resuscitate him. We

him. We have seen his mother arrive.

His father is inside and his brugt

rrz there. It is worth taking

another pan. The crowd has built

substantially in the last substantially in the last half hour

as the news filters through of the

as the news filters through of the death of Michael Jackson. The

medical centre is next do, part of a university here in Los Angeles.

People are really starting to get

the news that Michael Jackson is

dead. And those fans are now

starting to arrive here. We can

starting to arrive here. We can see from the air the hospital presint is

in virtual lock down as news

organisations from around the world

jet in. You are set up there. Tell

jet in. You are set up there. Tell us a bit about how the media is

being treated. Where are you in

relation to the main hospital

complex and you who you expecting to

come to talk to you? We are

expecting an official to come to

talk to us at some stage. We have talk to us at some stage. We talk to us at some stage. We have

been expecting it for an hour or so.

Who knows when it will happen.

Behind me is where the press

conference is going to be held.

Behind that is the actual hospital.

So you can see there perhaps, dozens,

dozens, maybe hundreds of

journalists waiting for the press

conference to happen. A lot of the

junalists have flown in, in fact,

they were at another hospital, the

same hospital where Farrah Fawcett

had died. Of course, they were sent

scrambling to this hospital after news that jack news that

news that Michael Jackson had news that Michael Jackson had served

the cardiac arrest. Who could

believe on this day we could lose two

two celebrities of such big cal

two celebrities of such big calibre.

Is it back-to-back on the TV network

works? Absolutely. This is the

biggest news story of the day. My

friend from NBC are behind me. It

led their news bulletin I am sure it

led every bulletin. The local news

is just starting here in Los

Angeles. It is wall to Angeles. It is wall

Angeles. It is wall to-to-wall

coverage. He was such a

controversial figure but we watched

him grow up, I guess, it can be

said, from a young boy and now to

his death at such an early age. He

was a controversial figure and there

thereis a lot of interest in the

death of the Michael Jackson. We

shouldn't be surprised of the

pictures of the masses gathering so

quickly? No, absolutely not. quickly? No, absolutely not. In

fact, I went to the court case when

he was accused of molestation of the

young boy. Even at that court case,

dreadful allegations against him,

hundreds, perhaps thousands of fans

flocked there, some carrying very,

very young children. That is the

type of scene we are going to see,

plus some, when the news of this

finally spreads. Michael Jackson

still has a very, very solid

supporter base. As we saw with the

concerts in London. They were sold

out within a matter of minutes.

Perhaps not as popular as he once

was because of the algazes but still

-- allegations but still Michael

Jackson still a very big star in

this country. Looking forward, I

know it is early days and tragic

news, but preparations start now for

a funeral, don't they? a funeral, don't they? Yes, and it

is going to be interesting where the

funeral may be held. Will it be

here? Will it be at the Neverland

ranch? He didn't liver there any

longer but will it go back to his

roots, Gary, Indiana. A very port

part of the country he came from.

You spoke about him being a

controversial figure but

controversial figure but at the same

time being one of the biggest

time being one of the biggest stars

in the wufrld. How -- word how will

we remember him? Will time heel all

wound? We will remember him as a

very troubled but talented

individual. Michael Jackson's legacy

will not escape the allegations that

were held against him. They were

very serious indeed, they ruined his

career. But let's not forget, he very serious indeed, they ruined his career. But let's not forget, he was

an extraodinarily talented artist.

That really became, perhaps the

biggest musical artist in the world

for a couple of decades in the '80s,

perhaps '70s, '80s and '90s. An

amazing entertainer and troubled

character. You remember the quite

incredible scenes outside buckleham

palace after the pass palace after the pass -- Buckingham

palace after the pass -- Buckhingham

Palace after the passing of Princess

Diana. Are we expecting that here?

We will see scenes similar to that.

I think it is a bit of a stretch to

say he is as popular as Lady D igwas

or Princess Diana was. It is a

stretch because of the allegations.

Had there not been

Had there not been the allegations,

yes we would have seen it. With the

early death of Elvis, we will see

the same out pouring of grief. It

allegations stained his reputation

and it may put somewhat of a

dampener on the commemorations.

dampener on the commemorations. But thousands of people here. This is

one of

one of thor those stories. You were

there for Barack Obama inauguration

and you covered a lot of stories,

this is one of those you will

remember for a long time. Yes,

absolutely. I would never have

thought that I would have been

covering the death of Michael

Jackson at such a young age, 50,

yes, it is not young as Nelson

pointed out to have a cardiac arrest

ought 50 but he seemed to be a

relatively healthy mid-analed man.

But -- middle-aged man but his

health had been suffering in recent

months but still a shock and an

months but still a shock and an

enormous story that will continue

for many days to come.

for many days to come.. Thank you

let's go to Tomm tailor again. Mike

mentioned the court case

mentioned the court case against Michael Jackson, how do you think it

affected his image. You were a

reporter working every day on the

ground, how do you think it affected

his image? During the trial, the

die-hard Michael Jackson fans stood

by the entertainer but most of the

general public, the world

general public, the world over

questioned, what is he doing with

young children? Why are their sleep

overs? People in the same bed as the

adult man. Jackiac would explain it

through various sources by through various sources by saying he

was robbed of a childhood because he

was forced to be a money-make frr

the family -- maker for infamily as

a very young age. He was trying to

recapture his youth and step back in

time and enjoy simplicity. Children

are gorgeous, you know, they bring

such joy to so many of our lives.

They are so

They are so oughtantic and --

authentic and don't filter

themselves. A very high profile

entertainer or wealthy person very

infrequently find someone genuinely infrequently find someone genuinely

interested in them. The kids he took

the to Neverland ranch were

interested in Michael as person. The

media, the world and the globe is more so more so interested in Michael

Jackson as a freak and a wild

entertainer and, you know, a total

excentric. The kids just saw him as someone who

someone who likeed to have a

someone who likeed to have a 'The Time of My Life' and ride a -- have

a fun time and pet a giraffe. Now as

time has passed and he was not

guilty, the other case they settled

out of court with a monetary dollar

out of court with a monetary dollar amount payment, it is going to be

someone like Liz tailer who may

speak over the next couple ouf speak over the next couple

speak over the next couple of hours.

I put in a call and asked for a

quote and a representive said they

are too distraught to comment. But

entertainers, like George likeal entertainers, like George likeal and

Madonna -- George

Madonna -- George Michael and

Madonna may step forward and

contribute to the process of pain

and loss and healing. The people

living here are dealing with a very

hard and harsh economic time.

Unemployment is as record levels.

This instance, what is happening on

our Thursday morning, it is just

opening a faucet of emotion and I

think we will see something even

larger to the degree of Princess Diana.

Diana. Because this is happening in

the entertainment capital of the

world. It is happening completely

unexpected. I would also like to

share with you something I am

speculating here but the reason,

perhaps why the family, the Jackson

family has not come out of the

hospital and made a statement is

that they could be in complete and

utter shock. It could be debating,

which of the group is which of the group is the most

talented Jackson entertainer. I

think most people would sake Michael

Jackson contributed the most to the

entertainment industry, to the music

industry, and now he is gone. And as

I mentioned earlier in the

broadcast, Michael Jackson has

passed at a time where there were

legal compplications with what

legal compplications with what tour should be organised or sanctioned.

Michael Jackson wanted to venture

out utloan

out utloan and be able to control

the income, the assets, the family

was requesting and had apparently

had some type of contract, whether

it was signed by Michael Jackson or

nott that prohibited him from

touring and had locked, perhaps,

Michael Jackson into doing something

more family orientated. We could be

seeing a situation now, as

helicopters buzz above the hospital and

and as fans amass and arrive and the

crowd increases every moment, we

could be dealing with a family that

just doesn't know how to move

forward in this situation.

forward in this situation. There

could be tremendous amounts of guilt

there, there could just be an

absolute shock that somebody that

just brought so much joy into their

lives, and there had been high levels

levels of pleasure, and there were

arguments and times that he didn't

talk to LaToya and internal

squabbling but he is gone now. Most

of them did not have the

opportunity, at all, perhaps none of

them, expected this. We all didn't.

And so nobody could have said

goodbye or thank you or Michael, I

am sorry. And I think this is what

is slowing down the

is slowing down the process for the

kind of clarification that, yes, he

is gone. Because I believe and we

look at in this frame of mind, the

family probably doesn't know what

step to take next. T m, when I first

turned up this morning and we heard

this amazing news, I jumped on the

Internet and there are 10s of

thousands of pages and millions of

words written on this man. What

would he like us to take from all

that? It is all out there for public

conicism00. Would he want to be

remembered as the child superstar

who endured everything or the fath

center I think he was most proud of

the time he aweed audiences by

creating the moonwalk step as he

performed a walk on his toes moving

in reverse on a stage to the

in reverse on a stage to the

amazement of those watching and

those that were able to see it as it those that were able to see it as

those that were able to see it as it

was broadcast at that time. Michael

Jackson was such a perfectionist, my

inside sources he was approached by

a youth at that time, after

showcasing the moonwalk for the

first time ever and they had, " first time ever and they had,

"Michael I just saw the most amazing

thing. You are a genius." And he said, "

said, "I could have done it better

or it wasn't my best moon. or it wasn't my best moonwalk."

Whether it is the moonwalk or the

glove or the joy he created in

orinizeing a unique family, he will

be remembered for a great deal and

for a long time and it will be very

interesting once again, to focus on

how the Jackson family will move

forward. Because their concept was

to try to have some

to try to have some type of family

concert. But in essence if they

gather on a stage in the next few

months, it willee -- will be a

tribute concert toman who at a very

young age added a unique spark to

the Jackson 5, making

the Jackson 5, make the equation of

the Jackson 5 so appealable to young

people of so many varying young

ages. Thank you for the words, we

will check back later. Let's pause

to update the headlines on what is a

major news morning. Ann sanders is here. The entertainment world is reeling following the death of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. The 50-year-old suffered a massive heart attack and was rushed to hospital in Los Angeles.

Paramedics were unable to revive him. A massive crowd is gathering outside the hospital

while fans are rushing to log tributes online. Hollywood is also mourning the loss of actress Farrah Fawcett. The 62-year-old 'Charlie's Angels' star

lost her 3-year battle with cancer overnight. And in Sydney, police are investigating the shooting death of a truckie in the city's south-west. He was caught in the crossfire of a shootout while sitting in his truck near the KFC restaurant in Milperra. Two other men have been taken to hospital in a serious condition.

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We will have a special tribute to

Michael Jackson at 11am straight

after the Morning Show, followed by

after the Morning Show, followed by a one-hour spegz edition of Seven

News. See you then. Of course a

very, var sad day for music fans. We

will continue to bring you more on

the developing story. You are

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These are live shots

These are live shots outside UCLA Medical Center, of course, this is

the hospital where Michael Jackson

was taken about if was taken about four and a was taken about four

was taken about four and a half

hours ago. This is media and other

people suddenly on the move. We are

not entirely sure why. We think

not entirely sure why. We think it could be a sign a media conference

may be imminent. Mike Amor is on the

ground outside the UCLA Medical

Center. Mike. What are we thinking?

Is it the starterser's gun? It is

chaotic scenes. Just before we came

back, the huge crowd behind

back, the huge crowd behind me started rushing towards the door. I

don't know if it is the press

conference has been changed, the

location is now outside the

immediate front of the hospital. It

is hard to tell from this distance.

But you mentioned there are hundreds

of people gathering outside

of people gathering outside the UCLA Medical Center and with me are two

young men who are here, 18 18 Jerone

and 21-year-old James. How did you

find out about the death of Michael

Jackson? Just walking down the

street and I saw big crowds and

asking what is going on the and I

found out the news about Michael

Jackson passing away. What happened?

What did you think? I was surprised.

You know, Michael is a big idol to a

lot of people, he is great musician. A lot of thoughts

A lot of thoughts were going through

my head. I wasn't sure what to hink.

Hard to believe? Yes, extremely.

Jerone you are student, a smart

young man? I didn't know the true

story behind everything that

happened but I still stuck by him.

Either way, he is just human just

like me and he made great music. It wasn't for me to

wasn't for me to judge him.

wasn't for me to judge him. How do you think he will be remember snd

The king of pop, the greatest

musician who ever lived. You

wouldn't remember him in his prime

but you are big fan. His music

resonates to people your age? Yes,

he made music that relates

he made music that relates equally

to everybody. A universal man. Well

known for bridging the gaps between

races and ethnic typewise the music.

-- types with the music. Everyone

loved him. He was an idol as I say.

How hard is the news to take? I am

still kind of thrown by it.

still kind of thrown by it.-size

Surprising. I was looking forward to

the concert. I had high hopes for

him. What do you think will

him. What do you think will happen in the next few hours. How

do you think he still St.

in the next few hours. How popular do you think he still St.? He is one

of the most popular figures, period,

in the world. In LA, where most

celebrities are, I think it is going

to get real hectic around the scene.

It is going to be big news. Right

now, I think people still can't

believe that he is dead. A lot of

people think he is only in a qoma

-- coma and he had a heart attack but the

but the news is sad he has

but the news is sad he has passed. I

guess some thoughts of some of the people guess some thoughts of some of the

people here who are gathering

outside the UCLA Medical Center on

hearing that Michael Jackson has

died. In fact, we are hearing now,

shouting from out the front of the died. In fact, we are hearing now,

medical centre, you can't quite see

it. I wonder whether some of the

family members are leaving the

hospital now. Can you paint picture of the of the mood there

of the mood there Mike? A

of the mood there Mike? A lot of

people paying up to pay their

respects. But it is turning into a

tourist attraction. In the last

cross, there was a woman taking a

photo of you doing the cross.

photo of you doing the cross. Is it

sombre or is it circus? It is a

circus, there is no question about

that. But it is sombre mood but

people are in a state of

people are in a state of disbelief

that Michael Jackson is in fact

dead. A lot of people are turning up

not even aware of what they are

seeing. They are still turning up,

they haven't heard the news yet. It

is a circus and sadly, we do get

people who turn up who are not fans,

they are just here to watch the

spectacle but overwhelmingly people

are in a state of disbelieve. We

will let you

will let you find out what is going

on on the other side of the hospital

there. We will check back. On a sad

day when we say goodbye to Farrah

Fawcett and Michael

Fawcett and Michael Jackson there

are rumours, we live in a

cyberworld, there are reports actor

Geoff Golblume has fallen and died

on his movie set. New Zealand police

have said there is no substance to

the rumours. His

the rumours. His manager has said

the reports are untrue. If you are

on the Internet or

on the Internet or Twitter you may

have seen had reports. But his

manageser denying it -- manager is

denying it. Nelson Aspen also mentioned the

mentioned the name of an actor who

passes, but it is a day of

pranksters. Their

pranksters. Their immediate family

and friends are the ones most hit by

moments like this but it is also a

difficult moment if fans. Good

morning, Jo. When

morning, Jo. When favourite

celebrities pass away, is it normal

for us to feel affected? Is it a normal response?

normal response? Yes, without doubt.

Movies, TV, music, art, it is all

just a huge part of our

just a huge part of our life. So

when the icons in any of those

industries pass away, that is going

to affect us. Because we are have

grown up with them. Whoever you

grown up with them. Whoever you love in the past or you love now, yes, it

is going to affect us, even if you

were not obsessed. In the case were not obsessed. In the case of

Michael Jackson, they say music is a great way

great way to represent a certain

time of your life. We have all

time of your life. We have all had Michael Jackson music. You don't

have to have an aobsessed fan to

feel affected and sad? Everybody has

stories. At some time in your life,

you remember how old you were and

what parties you went to when his

music plays. Or how much music plays. Or how much of 'Charlie's Angels' you watched or

the movies. We always personalize it.

it. Often good memories, they make

us smile but they make us sad.

us smile but they make us sad. What would be a normal response if you

were a Michael Jackson fan or

were a Michael Jackson fan or a Farrah Fawcett fan, what range is

considered normal? There are two

different situations in the case

different situations in the case of Farrah Fawcett's fans. They are

probably feeling desperately sad but

more peaceful because they have

more peaceful because they have been preparing for it. The shock of

Jackson's death is going to have a complete

complete Leigh different effect. --

completely different effect. The

shock goes on supersome days until

the whole story becomes known. What

is the best way to cope when an idol like this

like this passes? There will be

plenty of people grabbing their Best

of CDs? People want

of CDs? People want to congregate

and be with people of like mind to

share the shock and grief. It is a

good idea to be with friends who are

also fans or if you live nearby to

go around, not saying to join the

circus but I can see human nature does circus but I can see human nature

does want to be with people so you

can tell your story, it is normal

human behaviour to rush to

human behaviour to rush to the

medical centre. Once the headlines

calm down and things get fwaok

normal, does a different feeling

kick in Yes, that is what Larry is

talking about, people make sure the

collections are up to date and get

the missing pieces and they work out

their own memorial to the Ikins.

They -- icons, they can give

testimony and play their music or testimony and play their music or watching

watching their films or TV shows. We

are seeing pictures of what we

believe is the main foyer or

reception of the UCLA Medical

Center, at some point the Jackson

family will have to come out of

there with the eyes of the world on

them. That is an impossible

situation to fathom? Of course, situation to fathom? Of course, they

would be like everyone else but in

absolute shock. Shay have got the

double whammy and they have got

double whammy and they have got to

face the public. You hope there is a

back exit. And you get a family

spokesperson. We know people don't

cope well with trauma if they have

to face the public. It would be very

healthy to have a quiet exit and

have someone speak on their behalf.

have someone speak on their behalf..

Thank you for the words of insight,

of what fans are feeling, not only

in Australia but around the world. You are

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# How could this be

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It is heartbreaking a legend has

passed away. I am just, loved

passed away. I am just, loved to

enjoy his music. I am just going to

continue to listen to his music and

just remember him and all the

memories. A lot of memories, his

musical genius crossing many

generations. We are on stand' by for

a live press conference outside the

hospital within the next 30 minutes.

We are standing by for that. We are

live across Australia. Rhani, before,

before, we understand now the

coroner has made an official

announcement but before that we were left to

left to hours and hours of

cyberspeculation. What has the

coroner said He has officially

confirmed he is dead. The

confirmation came out two and a half

tleer how are ago, Lieutenant Corraler said he

Corraler said he was pr