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WCP Confirms Michael Jackson’s Death

A short time ago, Washington City Paper called the L.A. Coroner's Office for confirmation on the rumors concerning the King of Pop's alleged death

When Washington City Paper asked for confirmation, we were put on hold. 

We are still on hold. 

While we wait, we revel in the memory of having watched (already) Al Sharpton's press conference, Michael Eric Dyson's faux scholarly take (seriously, this guy is a vampire), and MSNBC's Keith Olbermann interview an Access Hollywood "reporter."

Shit, we're no longer on hold.

I ask about getting confirmation of Michael Jackson's death.

"Sure. Michael Jackson was pronounced dead at 2:26 p.m.," says Lt. Fred Corral. "He died at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He was transferred by paramedics from his residence. His death is a coroner's case. We will be bringing him to our facility to do an autopsy examination."

Is Jackson at the coroner's office now?

"We have not brought him in," Lt. Corral says.

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  • Dave McKenna

    WTOP just confirmed the death toll is up to 9 in Michael Jackson's death

  • Kappa1911

    May this brother now rest in peace. He wanted to be a white man so bad, until he bleached his skin and straighten his hair and had a nose job. Being white doesn't make you a better person or will get you into heaven.

  • Q Groupie

    Kappa perhaps you should share that advice with your frat brother Adrian Fenty ya think?

  • downtown rez

    Oh, please, QG.
    Adrian's as white as he is black, and as black as he is white.
    Nothing to see here, move along. He seems comfortable in whichever "world" he's in. Please don't project your (and Jackson's?) hangups on others. Doing so says more about you than anyone else ever could.

  • kolasj

    omg ill miss u

  • Kappa1911

    Q Groupie, Adrian Malik Fenty mother is a white Italian American. Both of Michael Jackson's parents were brown skin black Americans. For the record, I am not a Fenty fan.

  • Techcrown

    R.I.P King of Pop Michael Jackson
    May he rest in peace.
    We all are going to miss him.
    He’ll live in our hearts forever.

  • RIP Michael Jackson

    R.I.P King of Pop Michael Jackson
    May he rest in peace.
    We all are going to miss him.
    He’ll live in our hearts forever.

  • Nikki

    MJ's red leather jacket from the "Beat It" video is on display at the DC Hard Rock Cafe. It just got a lot more valuable.

  • Jackson Mourner

    So sad. Found some great pictures of NYC's memorial to Jackson last night: RIP

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