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Jackson's Life Of 'Fantasy And Tragedy'

Before we move on to the day's other stories, here's a quick look at some of the latest words about the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, who died Thursday:

Los Angeles Times: "Michael Jackson's Life Was Infused With Fantasy And Tragedy."

Rolling Stone: Jackson was "one of the most talented and eccentric performers in pop history."

Time magazine: "Top 10 Michael Jackson Moments." (Remember the marriage to Lisa-Marie Presley?)

The New York Times: "Tricky Steps From Boy To Superstar."

— KNBC: "An autopsy is scheduled for Friday morning. ... But it could take weeks to learn the exact cause of death while examiners wait for the results of a toxicology report."

Morning Edition: Jackson fans converged on the hospital:

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And, critic Margo Jefferson discussed Jackson's rise from child singer to King of Pop:

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For much more about Jackson and his life, click here for NPR.org's complete coverage.

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