Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
I just spoke to a friend in Los Angeles whose wife works for the L.A. Fire Dept. and she says entertainer Michael Jackson is dead at the age of 50.
TMZ is confirming the news on its Website, saying Jackson suffered cardiac arrest earlier this afternoon at his Holmby Hills home and paramedics were unable to revive him.
Various other sources have since confirmed the news.
The news happens on the same day that 70s icon Farrah Fawcett also passed away of cancer.
I can only imagine that this news will overshadow the NBA Draft tonight…I’ll be blogging live from the Draft in NYC.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.