TMZ are reporting that Michael Jackson has died in hospital in Los Angeles after suffering from cardiac arrest. His camp are yet to confirm his death.

We’ve just learned Michael Jackson has died. He was 50.

Michael suffered a cardiac arrest earlier this afternoon at his Holmby Hills home and paramedics were unable to revive him. We’re told when paramedics arrived Jackson had no pulse and they never got a pulse back.

A source tells us Jackson was dead when paramedics arrived. A cardiologist at UCLA tells TMZ Jackson died of cardiac arrest.

Once at the hospital, the staff tried to resuscitate him but he was completely unresponsive.

We’re told one of the staff members at Jackson’s home called 911.

La Toya ran in the hospital sobbing after Jackson was pronounced dead.

Michael is survived by three children: Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr., Paris Michael Katherine Jackson and Prince “Blanket” Michael Jackson II

 - TMZ
 

Gutted. Totally gutted.

(L)

***UPDATE***

The L.A. Times are ‘confirming; his death.

[Updated at 3:15 p.m.: Pop star Michael Jackson was pronounced dead by doctors this afternoon after arriving at a hospital in a deep coma, city and law enforcement sources told The Times.]

- LA Times

(L)

**UPDATE**

Official confirmation has been made by the Los Angeles Coroners office that Michael Jackson died today at 50 years of age.

***UPDATE***

Celebs are starting to Tweet tributes:

MC Hammer: I will be mourning my friend , brother, mentor and inspiration.. He gave me and my family hope. I would never have been me without him.

Ashton Kutcher: Rip Sending love and light to family and friend but especially his kids. I plea to the press to respect his wishes of maintaining the anonymity of his children.

 Perez Hilton:  It’s days like this that put it all into perspective. If you’re reading this right now, you are blessed to be alive. Hug your family. To the paparazzi and mainstream media, PLEASE give the Jackson family space. Please. We DO NOT need to see pictures or videos of them now!

Solonge Knowles: I honestly don’t think I can handle this right now. Why does it feel like family? My heart is really hurting.

Quest Love (The Roots): Gone. Too. Soon.

Martha Stewert: I am waiting to see if the rumors are true about michael jackson if he has indeed died i am very sorry i am also very saddened about FF

Alan Davies: Poor Jacko, it’s not over yet, he’ll be out of that hospital, with a pack of zombies behind him, dancing to ‘Thriller’ any minute now.

Diddy: Michael Jackson showed me that you can actually see the beat. He made the music come to life!! He made me believe in magic. I will miss him!

Joel Madden: Stop the gossip, stop the speculation. Take a moment for Micheal and remember his gift to us all. He was truly great. May he Rest in Peace

Missy Elliot: I feel like I lost my own brother or a close family member, Ive looked up to him and his siblings since I was a little girl. SHOCKED

Kelly Rowland: This has got to be one of the saddest days in music history!! Michael Rest In Peace! WE miss you! Michael you left such a legacy on this earth, have touched SO MANY!!! We thank you for such a driving inspiration in music & our lives!!

Heidi Montag: The world has suffered a GREAT loss today Michael Jackson my thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and fans God bless

Wyclef Jean: Rip to Michael Jackson my music god. He lives forever in my heart i will never forget the day he came to see me in the studio and i played him music.

Lance Armstrong: Terrible news about Michael Jackson and Farah Fawcett. My best to their friends, fans, and families.

**UPDATE**

Michael’s brother Jermaine, reads the family statement. 

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**UPDATE**

Michael Jackson’s body has been transported away from UCLA medical centre by helicopter for a post mortem report by the coroner’s office. There are videos of his shrouded body being moved from helicopter to ambulance all over the Internet, but nobody need to see that.

**UPDATE**

It is thought that Michael Jackson’s mother Katherine will now take in Michael Joseph Jackson Junior, Paris Michael Katherine Jackson and Prince Michael Jackson II. When Jackson family lawer Brian Oxman was asked what would become of Michael’s children, he said:

“Probably Mrs Jackson will take care of them, she loves them dearly.”

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67 comments so far

1.  emma
June 25th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

This can’t be true!!!

2.  roisincurtis
June 25th, 2009 at 11:09 pm

Jesus if this isn’t true it’s one sick rumour, or one way of getting out of doing his concerts.

3.  TinaDiva
June 25th, 2009 at 11:10 pm

I’ll never forget Cork ‘88. My first concert - it blew me away and I was only 6!! :(
RIP Michael….

4.  Stylebitch (B)
June 25th, 2009 at 11:11 pm

It’s true alright… shocking.

5.  Stylebitch (L)
June 25th, 2009 at 11:12 pm

I just can’t believe it. I do, but I can’t.

6.  emma
June 25th, 2009 at 11:13 pm

It’s so sad.

7.  Stylebitch (B)
June 25th, 2009 at 11:13 pm

I haven’t been this shocked about a celeb story since Heath Ledger…this is just so unbelievable.

8.  GINA
June 25th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

IM TRUELY GOBSMACKED AND SADDENED BY THIS I LIKED HIM WEIRD AND ALL AS HE WAS I READ HIS BOOKS AND HE HAD A CRAZY WEE LIFE IN HIS HEAD………HIS POOR FAMILY

9.  Stylebitch (L)
June 25th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

I so wanted to see him in February. I really hoped that at some stage in my life I’d find some way of getting to meet him. I know that sounds sad but I adore the man. I’m just so gutted.

10.  janette
June 25th, 2009 at 11:18 pm

I’ve just after seeing this on the news guys.so sad.I really wanted to see his concert aswel.I flicked it over to CNN there but they are only saying that he is hospitalised and not actually dead.Such a legend.R.I.P

11.  JANICE G
June 25th, 2009 at 11:22 pm

I’M SICK….

REALLY AM, I LUV THE MAN….

HAVEN’T CRIED LIKE THIS 4 SUM1 I DIDN’T KNOW PERSONALLY SINCE PRINCESS DI…..

TOTALLY SHOCKING….. I ACTUALLY FEEL SICK…..

RIP KING OF POP X X X X X

12.  Jacquie
June 25th, 2009 at 11:29 pm

Uri Geller has just been on Sky News and he is in total shock at the news of MJ’s passing. He has tried to contact the family and has said he wont believe it until doctors have confirmed the stars death. I just cannot believe that this has happened to him, what a complete and utter shock :( May he rest in peace.

13.  emma
June 25th, 2009 at 11:30 pm

I have to say there’s a part of me that won’t believe this until there’s some sort of official word.

14.  becky
June 25th, 2009 at 11:35 pm

His music has touched the whole world, forget the controversy remember the ledgent, Rest In Peace the only king of pop, and King of Music!! XXXX

15.  TinaDiva
June 25th, 2009 at 11:37 pm

It’s official. My sister in Canada just sent me a chat to say the TV show was interrupted by the news to announce it :( they wouldn’t interrupt a show if it hadn’t been confirmed :(

16.  emma
June 25th, 2009 at 11:40 pm

:( I was really hoping it was a horrible rumour. So sad.

17.  becky
June 25th, 2009 at 11:42 pm

0r a horrible horrible dream

18.  becky
June 25th, 2009 at 11:43 pm

*nightmare

19.  Stylebitch (B)
June 25th, 2009 at 11:52 pm

‘Proper’ news outlets can’t confirm until all the family have been informed, and not all of the family have arrived yet, so it’s only a matter of time I’d say.

Imagine going to the hospital and hearing your son was dead on the radio, how horrific would that be…

20.  Jacquie
June 25th, 2009 at 11:54 pm

It’s completely unimaginable (B). :(

21.  Sandra
June 25th, 2009 at 11:56 pm

RIP Michael you legend.. i was doin a party when the news came out we were all just numb from shock.. his poor kids too..

22.  Stylebitch (L)
June 25th, 2009 at 11:57 pm

Those kids have no mother. How tragic.

23.  Jacquie
June 26th, 2009 at 12:00 am

I concur (L). I’m pretty sure that she is devastated at giving up all rights to her children :(

24.  janette
June 26th, 2009 at 12:02 am

Thats what we were just saying (L).What will happen with his poor kids?I just cant believe it.

25.  Jacquie
June 26th, 2009 at 12:04 am

I reckon his family will be granted custody of the children. I also think it would be lovely for them to have some contact with her at this awful time.

26.  Aoife
June 26th, 2009 at 12:09 am

It’s so sad. I mean, I know there was all sorts of sh*t surrounding him, but he had some amount of talent.

The poor kids, and family. It’s awful :(

(Also, the puns are terrible. I wish people would stop. He beat it? Killer, killer night? You have GOT to be kidding me. STFU.)

27.  Stylebitch (L)
June 26th, 2009 at 12:20 am

Only two of them are associated with Debbie Rowe. Blanket’s mother was never revealed. Debbie referred to the children as ‘A gift to Michael’. A woman like that shouldn’t be entitled to see them. As for the family, Michael was odd as f*ck but so are most his family. I am very concerned about what will become of them. Jermaine strikes me as a good man and father though. I’m just babbling now, I’m on total shock.

28.  emma
June 26th, 2009 at 12:20 am

I know, everyone’s a comedian.

29.  becky
June 26th, 2009 at 12:24 am

I honestly cant believe it, hias music has NEVER aged and never will, 50 years old is to young far far to young, :(:(

30.  becky
June 26th, 2009 at 12:30 am

3kids hav lost there dadyy,2people have lost there son,8others have lost there brother,and millions have lost there idol.Heartbreaking :(:(

31.  Stylebitch (B)
June 26th, 2009 at 12:32 am

Perez Hilton … has he forgotten what he does for a living?!?!

32.  Sandra
June 26th, 2009 at 12:36 am

i know he won’t shut up on twitter.. i genuinely just cant find the words to express my sadness… nothing i say is worthy of him :( cannot believe the paramedic that found him rang tmz!!! so shud be fired

33.  becky
June 26th, 2009 at 12:37 am

sandy im the same!! Its just HEARTBREAKING!!!

34.  roisincurtis
June 26th, 2009 at 12:45 am

That’s life girls. We are all going in the same direction and every so often someone is taken who is far too young just to remind us of how short life can be. God love his family :(

35.  Stylebitch (L)
June 26th, 2009 at 12:48 am

I think Perez means that the press shouldn’t be hounding his family now for new pictures. He has promised to not post any pics.

36.  Stylebitch (L)
June 26th, 2009 at 12:51 am

Uri Geller’s a twat!

37.  becky
June 26th, 2009 at 12:51 am

makes u relise that life to short and things can happen everyday that can change everything. Its just terrible to think it takes a world super star to pass away for others to appriciate life. :( R.I.P
xxx

38.  Sandra
June 26th, 2009 at 12:54 am

L i just came back on there to say that.. complete idiot

39.  Jacquie
June 26th, 2009 at 12:55 am

I refuse to swear on this post…….but Uri Gellar should shut the f*** UP!!!!!!!

40.  Stylebitch (L)
June 26th, 2009 at 12:55 am

Lads, I’m disgusted. I’m NOT going to post it or even link to it but there’s a photo of Michael in the ambulance online. Me thinks this is what Perez was on about. Disgusting.

41.  becky
June 26th, 2009 at 12:56 am

I was comin her to say the same thing!!

42.  GINA
June 26th, 2009 at 12:56 am

Yuri Gellar gets on my tits i want to punch him in the face ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGHHHHHHHH
wish he would feck off

43.  Stylebitch (B)
June 26th, 2009 at 12:57 am

Uri Geller is writing his book as he speaks I’d say…

44.  becky
June 26th, 2009 at 12:58 am

U can see the $$$$$$$$$

45.  Stylebitch (L)
June 26th, 2009 at 12:58 am

Exactly B! Moron. He blatantly hasn’t seen or spoken to Michael in years. Get a grip you freak.

46.  Stylebitch (B)
June 26th, 2009 at 1:00 am

Did anyone hear him say he asked him about the boys while he was under hypnosis!?!? I’d say that NEVER happened…just like Paul Burrell, he’ll start making shizzle up to suit himself now that it can’t be refuted.

47.  becky
June 26th, 2009 at 1:02 am

WHY did he feel the need to say that???????

48.  Sandra
June 26th, 2009 at 1:03 am

it sounded like he was making up a story as he was going along

49.  Jacquie
June 26th, 2009 at 1:03 am

I just watched the full interview (B) and that fud should crawl back under the rock from where he has just come!!! Stupid looking twat!!!
Just saw the vid of the ambulance taking him to hospital - sick or sick??!!

50.  Stylebitch (L)
June 26th, 2009 at 1:07 am

Yeah!! Uri Geller was totally making that up as he went along wasn’t he??!! I’d love to see a body language expert assess all the dodgy pausing and glancing around he did. Bullshitter.

51.  Stylebitch (L)
June 26th, 2009 at 1:10 am

Fans are pushing to have the Bruno premiere that is due to take place in Man’s Chinese Theatre this evening in Hollywood cancelled because Michael’s Star on the pavement outside the theatre is currently acting as a shrine. It’s already covered in flowers.

52.  Stylebitch (L)
June 26th, 2009 at 1:16 am

People are quick…his wikipedia page has lready been updated.
“On June 25, 2009, he collapsed at his home in Los Angeles. After being taken to the hospital in a coma, Jackson was pronounced dead at 2:26pm.”

53.  becky
June 26th, 2009 at 1:18 am

thats was changed bout a hour ago L , crazy

54.  Sandra
June 26th, 2009 at 1:19 am

lads did anyone see what perez posted when the news was just announced??

55.  becky
June 26th, 2009 at 1:21 am

Michael Jackson has passed away. :-(
about 3 hours ago from web ???

56.  Sandra
June 26th, 2009 at 1:22 am

no on his page check this out…
http://twitpic.com/8et2f

57.  becky
June 26th, 2009 at 1:24 am

SICK!!!

58.  Stylebitch (B)
June 26th, 2009 at 1:26 am

just read that….when he ‘realised the severity of the situation’ he changed it…eh…cardiac arrest? Not serious enough for you?

59.  Sandra
June 26th, 2009 at 1:27 am

i know… that man!!

60.  Stylebitch (B)
June 26th, 2009 at 1:32 am

I just don’t think Perez should have been slagging him off, when the report already at that early stage was that MJ had a heart attack…

BUT! I think he just made himself a scapegoat for the people who want to ‘blame’ someone etc, when really it was just a bad mistake.

61.  Sandra
June 26th, 2009 at 1:33 am

er it was very harsh thou.. i mean fake a heart attack to get out of shows.. he’s always too quick to be the first with gossip b4 checking the facts!

62.  Stylebitch (L)
June 26th, 2009 at 1:34 am

Ooh major Twitter srap between Pete Wentz and Perex Hilton!!!

@PerezHilton I’m 30 and have a son. I don’t wish harm on you or anyone only on someone who would harm him.
@PerezHilton “accused”. Regardless I agree love those around u. Never know when u could lose them.

@PerezHilton so ur saying u don’t know him as a person but say he was far from a perfect person. That’s the disconnect I’m talking about

@PerezHilton ok I’m thru with this were talking about magic and britney when we should be mourning an american legend

@PerezHilton for the record I don’t think ur a monster but u keep referring to yourself as one.

@PerezHilton I didn’t know mj personally. I have no idea about him as a person and I doubt u did either.

@PerezHilton I don’t think ur a monster. Just own up to tearing ppl like mj down- and let him rest in peace.

@PerezHilton essentially that’s what you do. Recanting after someone passes doesn’t mean shit in my book.I have no beef. But mj was a legend

@PerezHilton there is a disconnect there both logically and emotionally. Let’s tune back into being human beings.

@PerezHilton u can’t make ur life tearing someone apart, who is a human being, and then flip on a dime and say respect and mourn him.
**************
@Ashsimpsonwents @PeteWentz I will let you have the last word. Say whatever you won’t. I’m done arguing. I’m sorry it devolved to this.

@petewentz I’m like the McDonald’s of the Internet. I’m fine with that. I serve a lot of crap. But I make people happy. And I offer salads.

@petewentz That’s real. And as soon as I realized the severity of the situation and my mistake I fixed it instantly.

@petewentz And I don’t wish you any harm dude. And I hope you don’t wish me any harm either. The End.

@petewentz He WAS. This man was accused of being inappropriate with children MULTIPLE times!

@petewentz On that we can agree. Hug your family dude. Cuz that’s what it’s all about. Not me or what I say or selling records or whatever.

@petewentz For the record, I don’t care what you think.

@petewentz I don’t need to know him as a person! I don’t wish death on people!

@petewentz I didn’t know you had the magical powers to look inside my heart and soul and see how I’m truly feeling and what I’m thinking!

@petewentz How am I not owning up to it by genuinely feeling sorry that he died and sorry for his kids.

63.  Stylebitch (B)
June 26th, 2009 at 1:39 am

I can’t get on twitter - that’s all a bit mad though…

64.  pammy
June 26th, 2009 at 9:22 am

R.I.P Michael

just cant beleive it :( putting his weirdy bits aside he was amazing a musical genius

and wot a twat uri geller is eh

65.  Amy
June 26th, 2009 at 10:25 am

RIP Michael, its so crazy, cant get my head around it. I know he was a complete oddball but his music was groundbreaking. The sun is saying he died of an overdose of demerol, I mean leave the man alone, no one needs to know the gory details, just let him rest in peace.

66.  Migilito
June 26th, 2009 at 10:58 am

im really upset :(

67.  Lisa..
June 26th, 2009 at 2:41 pm

RIP……..

Wasnt a huge fan but my thoughts r wit his kids…

x

 

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