Musician Michael Jackson has died at the age of 50. The “King of Pop” was taken to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical centre this afternoon by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics.
Jackson, in addition to being a bestselling pop artist with The Jackson 5 and as a solo act, also starred in numerous video games, including one based on his short film Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker. Developed by Sega for the arcade and Sega Genesis, the excellent Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker was the start of a relationship that would see the musician later appear in Space Channel 5 and Space Channel 5: Part 2.
The pop musician was rumoured to be recruited by Sega to contribute to music for Sonic the Hedgehog 3, but his involvement was never credited or confirmed by producer Yuji Naka. Jackson also made cameos in Midway’s Ready To Rumble: Round 2.
This year, the King of Pop was planned to have auctioned off a large number of items from his Neverland Ranch estate, including a wide variety of arcade games and consoles.
Michael Jackson is survived by three children.