Michael Jackson Dies. Chad Johnson Says It's "Just As Sad As 9/11."Tommy Craggs6/25/09 6:30pm24EditInvite manuallyPromoteDismissUndismissHideGo to permalink The LA Times is saying King of Pop Michael Jackson died today after suffering a heart attack. He was 50. Because this is a sports blog, here's a video, via NESW Sports, of Jackson playing one-on-one with Michael Jordan. RIP.