I think it has been approved enough that he is, sadly, officially dead. I will write more tomorrow when everything has been properly confirmed, but right now, I'll say this.
Michael Jackson is a great man of our era, and will be remembered for a long time. He inspired people, many great people, to do great things. Even if you didn't like him, you knew who he was. I wasn't particularly a huge Jackson fan, but I admire his music a lot. If somebody sat me down and forced me to listen to his music, I wouldn't complain, because it is genuinely good music.
Michael Jackson will be remembered for centuries, he will be our Mozart or Beethoven, he will be as well known as Cesar and king author (Except the Jackson stories will be real of course)
I only pray for his children and that Jackson's wish of his children living normal lives is appreciated by the media.
Rest in Peace.