News: BREAKING: Michael Jackson Dies From Cardiac Arrest

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 6:15PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Iconic pop singer Michael Jackson has died from medical complications after suffering from a cardiac arrest earlier today (June 24).

While a Jackson family member has yet to confirm his passing, the singer reportedly died this afternoon.

We've just learned Michael Jackson has died. He was 50. A source tells us Jackson was dead when paramedics arrived. LaToya 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)

The Los Angeles Times has also confirmed Jackson's untimely 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.] [Updated at 2:46 p.m.: Jackson is in a coma and his family is arriving at his bedside, a law enforcement source told The Times. (Los Angeles Times)

While details were scarce, reports claimed the incident took place in California.

The legendary singer, 50, reportedly went into cardiac arrest and had to receive CPR in the ambulance. He was rushed to UCLA hospital. (Fox News)

The singer was reportedly discovered at his home when the incident took place.

Pop star Michael Jackson was rushed to a hospital this afternoon by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics. Capt. Steve Ruda said paramedics responded to a call at Jackson's home around 12:26 p.m. He was not breathing when they arrived. The paramedics performed CPR and took him to UCLA Medical Center, Ruda told The Times. (Los Angeles Times)

Authorities have confirmed the unfortunate event.

"The call came in because a person was not breathing," says a spokesman for the Los Angeles City Fire Department, who says paramedics were dispatched to Jackson's Holmby Hills mansion shorty after noon today. "When the team arrived, they saw that CPR was already in progress by someone at the home. The person not breathing was transported to UCLA Medical Center and remains there." (E! Online)

No further information has been provided.

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