Fri, June 26, 2009
Entertainment > Celebrity > King of Pop Michael Jackson dies

Hundreds of Jackson fans converge on hospital

2009-06-26 00:21:47 GMT2009-06-26 08:21:47 (Beijing Time)

TJ Thomas and Marie Bouchard remember Michael Jackson at Jackson's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Thursday June 25, 2009 in Los Angeles. Jackson, the sensationally gifted 'King of Pop' who emerged from childhood superstardom to become the entertainment world's most influential singer and dancer before his life and career deteriorated in a freakish series of scandals, died Thursday. (AP Photo)

People watch the news and video about Michael Jackson in New York's Times Square, Thursday, June 25, 2009. Jackson has died at the age of 50 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo)

Police are seen outside UCLA Medical Center, where Michael Jackson was taken in Los Angeles Thursday, June 25, 2009. Michael Jackson died Thursday at age 50. (AP Photo)

A Michael Jackson fans sits at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles June 25, 2009. Pop giant Michael Jackson, who took to the stage as a child star and set the world dancing to exuberant rhythms for decades, died on Thursday after being taken ill at his home, the Los Angeles Times said. He was 50. (Reuters Photo)

Michael Jackson's fans gather at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles June 25, 2009. Pop giant Michael Jackson is dead, the Los Angeles Times reported on June 25, 2009, citing city and law enforcement sources. (Reuters Photo)

Hundreds of people are converging on the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles as word spreads across radio, television and the Internet that Michael Jackson died.

The crowd, growing minute by minute Thursday, gathered in front of one of the entrances to the hospital where Jackson was rushed after collapsing at his home.

Some people in the group cried, waiting for an official announcement from the hospital as news helicopters whirled overhead and news vans clogged streets leading to the hospital.

Some people called friends by cell phone to pump them for any information they may have heard about Jackson.


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