By Mark Memmott

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:

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

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

categories: Culture, Obituaries

6:30 - June 26, 2009