Two famous names in entertainment passed away Thursday leaving millions of fans around the world in state of sadness as they mourn the death of their favorite entertainment icons.
First to go was Farrah Fawcett who died in the morning of Thursday at a Los Angeles hospital following a 3-year battle with anal cancer. She was 62 years old.
Fawcett was due to marry her long-time on and off companion Ryan O’Neal with whom she had a son.
ABC News anchor Barbara Walters reported earlier that the famous ‘Charles Angels’ star may not last through the day as the actress was given her last rites
Earlier this week it was revealed that O’Neal planned to marry Fawcett, who has been battling cancer for three years.
“I’ve asked her to marry me, again, and she’s agreed,” an emotional O’Neal told Walters.
O’Neal, 68, and Fawcett had been romantically involved off-and-on since 1982. The couple had a son together but never married.
Later in the day popular pop singer-actor Michael Jackson was pronounced dead at past 2:26 p.m. after reportedly suffering from cardiac arrest. He was 50 years old at the time of his death.
In a report by Inquirer.net, the popular singer was brought to a hospital but was unresponsive when he arrived.
Lieutenant Fred Corral told CNN Jackson, 50, was pronounced dead at 2:26 p.m. (2126 GMT) local time after reportedly suffering a cardiac arrest.
I can tell you at this time that we were notified by West Los Angeles Police Department detectives that Mr. Jackson was transported … to the hospital, and upon admitting, he was unresponsive and was pronounced dead at approximately 2:26 this afternoon,” Corral told CNN.
Corral said an autopsy would “most likely” be carried out on Friday but would not speculate on the exact cause of death.
Michael Jackson was an American recording actor, entertainer and businessman. He was born on August 29, 1958 in Indiana, USA. Jackson was a member of the original Jackson 5 a famous American pop singing group. He went solo in 1979 with his ‘Off the Wall’ a disco-oriented number that sold over 10 million copies.
While Jackson reigned as the “King of Pop” in the 1980s, his once-stellar career had been overshadowed by his colorful public behavior, his startling physical transformation and multiple allegations of child abuse, the report added.
Jackson was himself a reported victim of child abuse by his own father during his growing up years.