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
Gutted. Totally gutted.
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
Official confirmation has been made by the Los Angeles Coroners office that Michael Jackson died today at 50 years of age.
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.
Michael’s brother Jermaine, reads the family statement.
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.
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.”