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APTN 0600 ENTERTAINMENT DAILY NEWS (ASIA)
06/26/2009
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AP-APTN-0600: US Jackson Home Friday, 26 June 2009 STORY:US Jackson Home- NEW LA police speak outside Jackson's home LENGTH: 02:29 RESTRICTIONS: Check script for details TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP Television STORY NUMBER: 610867 DATELINE: Los Angeles, 25 June 2009 LENGTH: 02:29 SHOTLIST (including transcript):- Associated Press Television Los Angeles - 25 June 2009 1. Wide shot of reporters running, cars pulling up 2. Wide shot of front of home 3. Wide shot of LAPD officer Greg Strenk 4. SOUNDBITE (English) Greg Strenk, LAPD Investigating Officer: ""About 13.00 hours today Mr Jackson was transported from this location by paramedics to UCLA Medical Centre. At about 14 or about 2.30 in the afternoon Mr Jackson was pronounced over at UCLA Medical Centre. About four o'clock this afternoon Robbery Homicide Division was notified of this incident and directed by the Chief of Police to come out and handle the death investigation. Currently the LA County Coroner's office is taking possession of Mr Jackson's body. They will handle any other inquiries into the type of death or anything that relates to that at that point in time." 5. Police Captain Rube DeLaTorre speaking to reporters: 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Ruben DeLaTorre, Police Captain: "No family member, we have not been contacted by family members here, that's all I can tell you. (Reporter off cam: Any idea how long this investigation will take tonight?) We'll got through the night. We'll take, like any other case, as much time as we need to complete a thorough investigation so we can find out exactly what happened. (Reporter off cam: Is the family cooperative?) Very much so. Everybody is very cooperative and this case, it's very tragic. You have an iconic superstar and certainly a lot of people are very unhappy. (Reporter off cam: If he was pronounced dead at the hospital can you explain why the LAPD has to investigate at the home?) Well, we do that in a lot of cases. Again, it's department policy and procedure. We do this every single day. We investigate cases all throughout this city and we're not doing anything different here than we would not do for anybody else. (Reporter off cam: Can you elaborate on just some of the details of what your investigation would look for?) Like I mentioned before, if any scene, uh, evidence of foul play and the evidence of trauma, all of those things are taken a look at with anybody that would die suddenly, unexpectedly, we do this every single day." 7. Wide shot of house JACKSON DIES, POLICE SPEAKS Michael Jackson, the sensationally gifted child star who rose to become the "King of Pop" and the biggest celebrity in the world only to fall from his throne in a freakish series of scandals, has died. He was 50. Jackson died on Thursday (25JUN09) at UCLA Medical Centre after being stricken at his rented home in the Holmby Hills section of Los Angeles. Paramedics tried to resuscitate him at his home for nearly three-quarters of an hour, then rushed him to the hospital, where doctors continued to work on him. His brother Jermaine said it is believed he suffered cardiac arrest in his home. However, he said the cause of his death "is unknown until results of the autopsy are known." Jermaine Jackson said his brother's personal doctor and paramedics tried to resuscitate him at his rented home in Holmby Hills. A team of doctors at UCLA Medical Centre also tried for more than an hour, Jermaine said. Los Angeles police Lieutenant Gregg Strenk said at a separate news conference that police robbery-homicide detectives have been ordered to investigate, which is common in a high-profile case. Strenk said the coroner's office, which will handle inquiries into the type of death, is taking possession of the body. Across the United States, people reacted in stunned disbelief as word spread of Jackson's death. Within minutes of Jackson's arrival by ambulance at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Centre people began arriving by the hundreds, the crowd quickly filling a grassy entrance outside the hospital. Overhead, news helicopters whirred noisily and TV trucks clogged streets. Hundreds of people gathered outside the hospital as word of his death spread. The emergency entrance at the medical centre, which is near Jackson's rented home, was roped off with police tape. As word spread a few minutes later that Jackson had died, several people burst into tears. Others stood silently, looking pensive, as they waited for official word from the hospital. Angela, one of the fans gathered outside the medical centre, said Jackson's death would affect an entire generation. Another fan in tears said she was in disbelief. A similar scene played out just a couple miles away, in front of Jackson's tony Holmby Hills home, where a Fire Department ambulance had arrived earlier to take him to the hospital. Jackson's death brought a tragic end to a long, bizarre, sometimes farcical decline from his peak in the 1980s, when he was popular music's premier all-around performer, a uniter of black and white music who shattered the race barrier on MTV, dominated the charts and dazzled even more on stage. His 1982 album "Thriller," which included the blockbuster hits "Beat It," "Billie Jean" and "Thriller," is the best-selling album of all time, with an estimated 50 million copies sold worldwide. He was perhaps the most exciting performer of his generation, known for his feverish, crotch-grabbing dance moves and his high-pitched voice punctuated with squeals and titters. His single sequined glove, tight, military-style jacket and aviator sunglasses were trademarks second only to his ever-changing, surgically altered appearance. Jackson ranked alongside Elvis Presley and the Beatles as the biggest pop sensations of all time. He united two of music's biggest names when he was briefly married to Presley's daughter, Lisa Marie, and Jackson's death immediately evoked that of Presley himself, who died at age 42 in 1977. As years went by, Jackson became an increasingly freakish figure, a middle-aged man-child weirdly out of touch with grown-up life. His skin became lighter, his nose narrower, and he spoke in a breathy, girlish voice. He surrounded himself with children at his Neverland ranch, often wore a germ mask while travelling and kept a pet chimpanzee named Bubbles as one of his closest companions. -- APTN APEX 06-26-09 0236EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0600: US Jermaine Jackson Friday, 26 June 2009 STORY:US Jermaine Jackson- REPLAY Jermaine speaks about brother's death LENGTH: 01:51 FIRST RUN: ready RESTRICTIONS: Check script for details TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: Pool STORY NUMBER: 610863 DATELINE: Los Angeles, 25 June 2009 LENGTH: 01:51 Pool Los Angeles - 25 June 2009 1. Wide shot of Jermaine Jackson walking 2. SOUNDBITE (English) Jermaine Jackson: "This is hard. My brother, the legendary King of Pop, Michael Jackson, passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 2:26pm. It is believed he suffered cardiac arrest in his home. However, the cause of his death was unknown until the results of the autopsy are known. His personal physician, who was with him at the time he attempted to resuscitate my brother ...And the paramedics who transported him to Ronald Reagan UCLA medical center. Upon arriving at the hospital at approx. 1:14PM, a team of doctors including emergency physicians, cardiologist attempted to resuscitate him for a period of more than one hour. They were unsuccessful. Our family requested that the media please respect our privacy during this tough time. And we all will be with you Michael, always. Love you." 3. Jermaine walking away JERMAINE SPEAKS Jermaine Jackson cautions cause of his brother's death won't be known before autopsy results. "It is believed he suffered cardiac arrest in his home. However, the cause of his death was unknown until the results of the autopsy are known," he said at UCLA medical center. Michael Jackson passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 2:26pm APTN APEX 06-26-09 0237EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0600: US Jackson Sharpton Friday, 26 June 2009 STORY:US Jackson Sharpton- REPLAY People gather in NY for Jackson + Al Sharpton speaks LENGTH: 02:30 FIRST RUN: ready RESTRICTIONS: Check script for details TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: See script STORY NUMBER: 610859 DATELINE: New York, 25 June 2009 LENGTH: 02:30 AP Television - AP Clients Only New York, NY 1. Pull out from Times Square television monitor announcing pop star Michael Jackson's death 2. Various of people gathered, reading and watching announcements on monitors 3. SOUNDBITE: Michael Harris, Vox Pop: "This is kind of like the generation when Kennedy was assassinated. I now will remember that I was in Times Square when I found out that Michael Jackson passed away." 4. Various of people gathered at Times Square learning of Jackson's death 5. SOUNDBITE: Arthur Murray, Vox Pop: "That's the biggest musical icon since the Beatles, I mean there's no doubt. The way they do R andB music now, the way they dance, that's all Mike. I really can't thing of anything else to say but that is pretty much the greatest of the generation right now." 6. Woman looking at announcement 7. SOUNDBITE: Ben Guralnik, Vox Pop: "It's a very sad day for the world, for music, for pop culture because he was the "King of Pop" and in my mind still is the "King of Pop". 8. Woman holding large stereo playing Michael Jackson song, "Rock with You" as others sing and dance ABC - No Access NAmerica/Internet New York, NY 9. Wide of Reverend Al Sharpton speaking at news conference 10. SOUNDBITE: Reverend Al Sharpton, Civil Rights leader: "We will memorialise him here and I will be where ever he is, to thank Michael Jackson for never forgetting us, the fans that were with him from Gary, Indiana, that knew him before the world knew him and when the world learned of him, he never let the world forget us." AP Television - AP Clients Only Washington, DC 11. Wide exterior of White House 12. SOUNDBITE: (English) Vox Pop, tourist, no name given: "My reaction was shock because he is a very young man still at 50 years old and he was good person. He had his problems but he was still a good person." 13. People in front of White House fence 14. SOUNDBITE: (English) Helen Moyo, tourist from Texas, no name given: "It's kind of devastating, he's one of those people that you never thought of dying so soon because you think of all he did for music and music videos and pop culture. It's crazy. It's a shame." 15. Group of students STORYLINE: Throngs of people gathered at New York's Times Square on Thursday, stunned by the news on big screens that the "King of Pop", Michael Jackson had died. Gasps could be heard as newcomers read newsflashes that Jackson was believed to have died of a heart attack at age 50. People could be seen relaying the news to friends and family, making calls and sending text messages. Some in the crowd danced to Jackson's song and called his name. Others stood in stunned disbelief. "I will always remember being in Times Square when Michael Jackson died," Michael Harris told AP Television. At the Apollo Theatre in New York, where Jackson first performed with his brothers at age 9 in 1969, the billboard was cleared for the message, "In Memory of Michael Jackson. A True Apollo Legend." The Rev. Al Sharpton spoke to a crowd outside the theatre, many of whom clutched Jackson's pictures, played his music and imitated the singer-dancer's signature moonwalk moves. The civil rights leader remembered how Jackson called him in the middle of the night to ask to view James Brown's body after the soul legend's death in 2006. He said he last spoke with him a few months ago. In Washington DC people reacted with sadness. A tourist from Texas, Helen Moyo, described the news as "devastating." "He's one of those people that you never thought of dying so soon," she said. Jackson, the former child star who became known the world over as the "King of Pop" before his life and career deteriorated in a freakish series of scandals, died on Thursday in a Los Angeles hospital, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The person was not authorised to speak publicly and requested anonymity. The circumstances of his death were not immediately clear. Jackson was not breathing when Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to a call at his Los Angeles home, Captain Steve Ruda told the Los Angeles Times. The paramedics tried to resuscitate him and took him to UCLA Medical Centre, Ruda told the newspaper. Jackson's death brought a tragic end to a long, bizarre, sometimes farcical decline from his peak in the 1980s, when he was popular music's premier all-around performer, a uniter of black and white music who shattered the race barrier on MTV, dominated the charts and dazzled even more on stage. He was perhaps the most exciting performer of his generation, known for his feverish, crotch-grabbing dance moves, his high-pitched voice punctuated with squeals and titters. His single sequined glove and tight, military-style jacket were trademarks second only to his ever-changing, surgically altered appearance. Over the years, his skin became lighter and his nose narrower. Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: infoaparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. APTN APEX 06-26-09 0238EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0600: US Jackson Hospital Friday, 26 June 2009 STORY:US Jackson Hospital- REPLAY Exteriors of hospital where Jackson died LENGTH: 02:49 FIRST RUN: ready RESTRICTIONS: Check script for details TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP Television STORY NUMBER: 610865 DATELINE: Los Angeles, 25 June 2009 LENGTH: 02:49 Shotlist -- AP Television Los Angeles, 25 June 2009 1. Wide exterior shot of the UCLA Medical Center 2. Wide exterior shot of the UCLA Medical Center sign 3. Med shot of UCLA Medical Center ambulance dock pull out to wide 4. Wide shot of camera crews across the street from the UCLA Medical Center 5. Wide exterior shot of UCLA Medical Center entrance zoom in to med shot 6.Med shot of UCLA Medical Center entrance 7. Med shot of people gathered outside UCLA Medical Center with cell phones 8. Close shot of girl outside UCLA Medical Center pan to close shot of other girl texting 9. Med shot of large crowd of people outside UCLA Medical Center pan across crowd and back to shot of door being guarded by man inside. HUNDREDS OF MICHAEL JACKSON FANS CONVERGE ON HOSPITAL Within minutes of Jackson's arrival by ambulance at UCLA Medical Center people began arriving by the hundreds, the crowd quickly filling a grassy entrance outside the hospital. As word spread that Jackson had been pronounced dead, several people burst into tears. Others simply stood in disbelief. Still others whipped out cell phones and began calling or texting friends. During Los Angeles' notoriously slow-paced rush-hour commute, Jackson's music could be heard blaring from several cars along busy Wilshire Boulevard. As the crowd at the hospital increased by the minute, police and security officers in plainclothes quickly blocked off entrances. When word spread that a news conference was scheduled for a hospital auditorium hundreds of people tried to rush in and police had to quickly shut it down. Jackson, the 'King of Pop' who once moonwalked above the music world, died Thursday (25JUN09) as he prepared for a comeback bid to vanquish nightmare years of sexual scandal and financial calamity. He was 50. Jackson died at UCLA Medical Center after being stricken at his rented home in Holmby Hills. Paramedics tried to resuscitate him at his home for nearly three-quarters of an hour, then rushed him to the hospital, where doctors continued to work on him. APTN APEX 06-26-09 0239EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0600: US Berry Gordy Friday, 26 June 2009 STORY:US Berry Gordy- REPLAY Motown record label founder Berry Gordy talks LENGTH: 04:26 RESTRICTIONS: Check script for details TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP Television STORY NUMBER: 610866 DATELINE: Los Angeles, 25 June 2009 LENGTH: 04:26 SHOTLIST (including full transcriptions) -- Reelin' in the Years Productions 1. Performance clip: The Jackson 5 -- "I Want You Back" AP Television Los Angeles, 25 June 2009 2. Still image: Motown founder Berry Gordy at press conference 3. Still image: Undated photo Michael Jackson (at left), Berry Gordy in center AP Television Los Angeles, 25 June 2009 4. Berry Gordy Jr./Founder, Motown Record Corporation: "I am somewhat numb. I am shocked at the passing of Michael Jackson. It's like a dream, a bad dream. He was so much like a son to me. It's just hard to realize that Michael Jackson is not here." 5. Still image: Undated photo of Berry Gordy's son and Michael Jackson (at right) 6. Berry Gordy Jr./Founder, Motown Record Corporation: "There is a picture back there where we played baseball every week when Michael was a kid. He was a catcher and my son was the pitcher, and they're back there doing it together. He just grew up under the Motown banner. And while most people think he had no fun in his childhood, he did a lot that brought joy to him." NBCU Photo Bank via AP Images 7. Still image: Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Jackson, Berry Gordy at Jackson Family Honors, Las Vegas, 22 February 2004 8. Still image: Berry Gordy, Michael Jackson at Jackson Family Honors, Las Vegas, 22 February 2004 AP Television Los Angeles, 25 June 2009 9. Berry Gordy Jr./Founder, Motown Record Corporation: "He always wanted to be the best and was willing to work as hard as it took to be that. And we could all see that he was a winner at that age. I've believed that winners are winners long before they win and picking them out before they win was very easy with Michael Jackson." Sony Music Group Pasadena, Calif., 16 May 1983 9. Performance clip: Michael Jackson -- "Billie Jean" AP Television Los Angeles, 25 June 2009 10. Berry Gordy Jr./Founder, Motown Record Corporation, on participating in the "Motown 25" celebration: "So we were doing the TV show and the word came back that he couldn't do it because he was doing too much television. I called Michael up and I said 'Michael, I know you and you know me and this television is not a television show. It is Motown 25.' and he said 'I'll be there.' He came there and then he did the moonwalk." Sony Music Group Pasadena, Calif., 16 May 1983 11. Performance clip: Michael Jackson -- "Billie Jean" AP Images 12. Still image: Joe and Michael Jackson leaving courthouse, Santa Maria, Calif., 15 March 2005 13. Still image: Michael Jackson arriving at courthouse, Santa Maria, Calif., 17 March 2005 AP Television Los Angeles, 25 June 2009 14. Berry Gordy Jr./Founder, Motown Record Corporation, on Jackson's recent health issues: "I've been concerned about it all the time. I've always been concerned about it. In fact, I was always concerned about his health even when people felt that he wasn't as sick as he really was. But I always felt that he had problems and I would always -- I'm into health myself, so I was telling always to take care of himself, do things that would change his lifestyle from a health standpoint." Reelin' in the Years Productions 15. Performance clip: The Jackson 5 -- "I Want You Back" AP Television Los Angeles, 25 June 2009 16. Berry Gordy Jr./Founder, Motown Record Corporation: "Michael was and will remain one of the greatest entertainers that ever lived. One of the greatest entertainers that ever, ever lived." 17. Undated still image: Berry Gordy and Michael Jackson 18. Still image: Berry Gordy at press conference GORDY REMEMBERS JACKSON Motown Record Corporation founder Berry Gordy said he was shocked at the passing of pop star Michael Jackson, who died Thursday at age 50. At just age 11, Jackson became a star as frontman for his family's group The Jackson 5, which went on to become one of Motown's all-time selling artists. "It's like a dream, a bad dream," Gordy said, in a press conference at his Bel Air home late Thursday afternoon, just hours after getting word of Jackson's death. "He was so much like a son to me. It's just hard to realise that Michael Jackson is not here." Gordy sat in a den surrounded by dozens of photos of himself with Motown and other notables. "There is a picture back there where we played baseball every week when Michael was a kid," Gordy noted. "He was a catcher and my son was the pitcher, and they're back there doing it together. He just grew up under the Motown banner. And while most people think he had no fun in his childhood, he did a lot that brought joy to him." Gordy said he was at first reluctant to sign The Jackson 5 to his label, coming off the complications of dealing with another one-time child star, Stevie Wonder. But he was impressed by young Michael. "He always wanted to be the best and was willing to work as hard as it took to be that," Gordy recalled. "And we could all see that he was a winner at that age. I've believed that winners are winners long before they win and picking them out before they win was very easy with Michael Jackson." By the late '70s, both Michael Jackson and his brothers parted professional ways with Gordy, who was hoping they'd nonetheless reunite for a 25th-anniversary Motown celebration. "We were doing the TV show and the word came back that he couldn't do it because he was doing too much television," Gordy said. "I called Michael up and I said 'Michael, I know you and you know me and this television is not a television show. It is Motown 25.' and he said 'I'll be there.' He came there and then he did the moonwalk." Jackson's "Motown 25" performance of "Billie Jean" would help propel Jackson to his all-time popularity, with the best-selling "Thriller" album, and his being crowned the "King of Pop." Jackson would eventually be dethroned, both in terms of record sales and image. In recent years, he battled a variety of health issues. "I've been concerned about it all the time," said Gordy, 79. "I've always been concerned about it. In fact, I was always concerned about his health even when people felt that he wasn't as sick as he really was. But I always felt that he had problems and I would always -- I'm into health myself, so I was telling always to take care of himself, do things that would change his lifestyle from a health standpoint." "Michael was and will remain one of the greatest entertainers that ever lived," Gordy concluded. "One of the greatest entertainers that ever, ever lived." APTN APEX 06-26-09 0241EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0600: US Hollywood Jackson reax Friday, 26 June 2009 STORY:US Hollywood Jackson reax- REPLAY More fans react to Jackson's death in Hollywood LENGTH: 02:21 FIRST RUN: ready RESTRICTIONS: Check script for details TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: See script STORY NUMBER: 610857 DATELINE: Hollywood, 25 June 2009 LENGTH: 02:21 HollywoodTV - No Access TMZ / No Access Access Hollywood / No Access Extra / No Access Inside Edition - DO NOT OBSTRUCT HOLLYWOOD TV LOGO Los Angeles, California - June 25, 2009 1. Video of ambulance leaving Michael Jackson's home and driving away 2. Mid shot tourists in front of Jackson's home KTLA - No Access NAmerica/Internet Los Angeles, California - June 25, 2009 ** MUTE 3. Aerial shots of crowds around hospital KABC - No Access NAMerica/Internet Los Angeles, California - June 25, 2009 4. Mid shot people waiting on street 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Unidentified Jackson fan: "And I love him so much (crying) and now he is gone, I can't believe it. He is not supposed to go." 6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Angela, Jackson fan: "It is crazy. I am a huge fan of pop culture and Michael Jackson and entertainment and it is something that is going to be life changing and we are going to remember forever and it is the day the music died. This is definitely something that is going to hit our generation forever." 7. Close-up woman crying 8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Rochelle Beazley, Jackson fan: "I don't know what to believe right now. I heard he had a heart attack. I heard they brought him back. I heard they couldn't revive him. I don't know who to believe or who to trust right now. I just want to know what is happening (crying) and ... I heard that LaToya ran out of the hospital crying or something but nobody really knows for sure and every website says something different. I just want someone from inside there to come outside and tell us the truth." 9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Unidentified fan: "It just seems so unreal, I just cannot believe that this is happening and I am hoping that it is one of those myths that people are saying and it is not true - I really honestly do." 10. Close-up women crying REACTIONS TO JACKSON'S DEATH Los Angeles fans of the pop star Michael Jackson reacted with tears and disbelief to the news that the sensationally gifted child star who rose to become the "King of Pop" had died Thursday. Jackson, who was 50, died at UCLA Medical Centre in Los Angeles. Ed Winter, the assistant chief coroner for Los Angeles County, confirmed his office had been notified of the death and would handle the investigation. The circumstances of Jackson's death were not immediately clear. Jackson was not breathing when Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to a call at his Los Angeles home about 12:30 p.m., Capt. Steve Ruda told the Los Angeles Times. TV crews from Hollywood TV took video of the paramedics leaving Jackson's home. The paramedics performed CPR and took him to UCLA Medical Centre, Ruda told the newspaper. Hundreds of people gathered outside the hospital as word of his death spread. The emergency entrance at the UCLA Medical Centre, which is near Jackson's rented home, was roped off with police tape. Jackson's death brought a tragic end to a long, bizarre, sometimes farcical decline from his peak in the 1980s, when he was popular music's premier all-around performer, a uniter of black and white music who shattered the race barrier on MTV, dominated the charts and dazzled even more on stage. APTN APEX 06-26-09 0244EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0600: World Jackson Reax Friday, 26 June 2009 STORY:World Jackson Reax- NEW Reax on Jackson's death, Jpn voxpop, chief cab sec and Uri Geller LENGTH: 02:21 RESTRICTIONS: See Script TYPE: Various/Natsound SOURCE: Various STORY NUMBER: 610880 DATELINE: Various - 26 June 2009 LENGTH: 02:21 SHOTLIST: AP Television - AP Clients Only Tokyo, Japan - 26 June 2009 1. Mid of Michael Jackson on cover of magazine 2. Mid of Take, a Michael fan, holding phone 3. SOUNDBITE (Japanese) Take (No Surname Given), Michael Jackson fan: "I was going to go to his concert in July and was all ready with a present to give him. I had been full of excitement to see him again but now I am never going to see him again." AP Television - AP Clients Only FILE: Tokyo, Japan - 9 March, 2007 4. Various of Jackson with fans TV TOKYO - PART NO ACCESS JAPAN/CLEARED FOR INTERNET USE, EXCEPT BY JAPANESE WEBSITES / BBC WORLD, CNNI, NBC, CNBC MUST ON-SCREEN COURTESY 'TV TOKYO' IF PICTURES TO BE SHOWN ON CABLE, COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE IN JAPAN Tokyo, Japan - 26 June 2009 5. Wide shot of Takeo Kawamura, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary, walking in 6. SOUNDBITE (Japanese) Takeo Kawamura, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary: "I am sorry that such a big star passed away so suddenly although I am aware that there were some rumours about him." 7. Wide shot of news conference SKY - No Access UK/RTE/CNNi/Al Jazeera English Sonning, Berkshire, UK - 26 June 2009 8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Uri Geller, friend of Michael Jackson: "I think he was a happy man when fans were around him. He drank their love. He knew how to absorb their affection; the energy that they were emitting to him. He loved dancing. He loved creating. He was a genius." AP Television - AP Clients Only Seoul, South Korea, 26 June 2009 9. Various street scenes 10. Close up of news on electronic screen flashing report on Jackson's death 11. SOUNDBITE: (Korean) Kim Nam-kyoung, local resident: "He was a star when I was little. Learning of his death, I felt like losing some of the memories of my childhood." SKY - No Access UK/RTE/CNNi/Al Jazeera English Sonning, Berkshire, UK - 26 June 2009 12. SOUNDBITE: (English) Uri Geller, friend of Michael Jackson: "(In) the deep dark corners of his heart he was a confused man and a lonely person and the reason was, I believe, was nobody really understood Michael Jackson. And he went through hell. Anyhow he is in heaven now. He is definitely in a better place." Pool London, 5 March 2009 13. Various of Jackson on stage WORLD REACTS TO JACKSON DEATH People around the world reacted with sadness to news of the death of the "King of Pop" Michael Jackson, who passed away on Thursday (25JUN09) aged 50. Uri Geller said Jackson once told him he was a "very lonely man" and that was because "nobody really understood Michael Jackson." "I think he was a happy man when fans were around him," added Geller. "He drank their love. He knew how to absorb their affection; the energy that they were emitting to him." Elsewhere, fans expressed their sorrow across Latin America and in Asia, where he was especially popular. Fans in Japan, South Korea, China, Hong Kong and the Philippines woke on Friday to the news of Jackson's death and spoke of their shock and sadness. Takeo Kawamura, the Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary, said he was "sorry" that Jackson has passed away. Jackson died at UCLA Medical Centre in Los Angeles. Ed Winter, the assistant chief coroner for Los Angeles County, confirmed his office had been notified of the death and would handle the investigation. The circumstances of Jackson's death were not immediately clear. Jackson's death brought a tragic end to a long, bizarre, sometimes farcical decline from his peak in the 1980s, when he was a uniter of black and white music who shattered the race barrier on MTV, dominated the charts and dazzled even more on stage. His 1982 album "Thriller" - which included the blockbuster hits "beat It," "Billie Jean" and "Thriller" - is the best-selling album of all time, with an estimated 50 (m) million copies sold worldwide. He was perhaps the most exciting performer of his generation, known for his feverish, crotch-grabbing dance moves and his high-pitched voice punctuated with squeals and titters. Jackson ranked alongside Elvis Presley and the Beatles as the biggest pop sensations of all time. He united two of music's biggest names when he was briefly married to Presley's daughter, Lisa Marie. As years went by, Jackson became an increasingly freakish figure - a middle-aged man-child weirdly out of touch with grown-up life. His skin became lighter, his nose narrower, and he spoke in a breathy, girlish voice. He surrounded himself with children at his Neverland ranch, often wore a germ mask while travelling and kept a pet chimpanzee named Bubbles as one of his closest companions. Jackson was preparing for what was to be his greatest comeback: He was scheduled for an unprecedented 50 shows at a London arena, with the first set for July 13. Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: infoaparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. APTN APEX 06-26-09 0246EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM -------------------
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