Pop icon Michael Jackson has sadly passed away this evening. The shocking news broke earlier today and many of us still cannot quite believe it. Sky News has confirmed the story displaying quotes from L.A Times which say: Michael Jackson has died, singer pronounced dead after arriving at hospital.
Details are a little hazy right now but it is said that the star suffered a cardiac arrest and slipped into a coma before dying later this evening.
The star was set to perform a series of concerts at the O2 in London and had apparently been rehearsing ready for his comeback despite some rumours about his health problems lately which included alleged skin cancer that were never actually confirmed.
I think it is safe to say that no matter what your views on Michael Jackson there is no denying that he was and always will be a musical legend who changed the way music developed and affected people worldwide. RIP Michael, King of pop.