YouTube, Twitter express sadness over King of Pop’s death

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News of the death of Michael Jackson, known for being the “King of Pop”, has spread across Twitter and YouTube, with thousands of expressions of sadness of fans. YouTube videos, mainly tributes, are slowly rising, while several “Trending Topics” on Twitter are mainly related to Jackson’s death.

As expected, Twitter has “crashed” because of the multitude of messages coming from fans – so expect a fail whale sometime soon.

Jackson’s death, reported by TMZ, was pronounced this afternoon after arriving in hospital in a deep coma, after paramedics sent to his home were not able to feel a pulse. Hospital staff attempted to revive him, but attempts failed.

Jackson was due to have a comeback tour in July, running until March of 2010. Several booked dates have already sold out, with all 50 in London sold out in a matter of hours earlier in the year.