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BREAKING NEWS: Michael Jackson has died...

BREAKING: I’ll be updating this story through the day……

Reports that Michael Jackson has died of a heart attack…

News Ltd is reporting:

MICHAEL Jackson has died after suffering what is believed to have been a heart attack in Los Angeles.

The
singer, 50, was prnounced dead soon after he arrived at an LA hospital
suffering an apparent heart attack. The LA Coroner has confirmed his
death.

Lieutenant Fred Corral told CNN Jackson, 50, was pronounced dead at
2:26pm (7.26am) local time after reportedly suffering a cardiac arrest.

“I can tell you at this time that we were notified by West Los
Angeles Police Department detectives that Mr Jackson was transported
… to the hospital, and upon admitting, he was unresponsive and was
pronounced dead at approximately 2:26 this afternoon,” Corral told CNN.

Corral said an autopsy would “most likely” be carried out tomorrow but would not speculate on the exact cause of death.

“Everything is still ongoing. We will be responding to the hospital
to move Mr Jackson to our facility where he will be examined to
determine the cause of death,” Corral said.

“As far as I’m aware, we were notified by LAPD detectives that Mr
Jackson was brought in by paramedics to the hospital in full cardiac
arrest and then he was later pronounced dead.

“At that point, as I said, there’s no further medical history until we get and review the medical records.”

Jackson, who had been preparing for his comeback tour, was rushed to the UCLA Medical Centre shortly before 12.30pm local time.

 

Meanwhile, TMZ is reporting:

Michael Jackson Dies

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.



MIchael Jackson was an icon when I was a kid. That Off The Wall album was incredibly influential in my childhood. Still worship that album. And so many of his songs have withstood every musical test of time. And there’s no argument that he was an incredible musician. But he was also a deeply deeply troubled individual. In the past decade or so he has become a cartoon…..

And while I do feel terribly sad for his three children today, I also felt that way before he died…..

Still, it’s a tragedy when anyone dies, no denying that.

More later. Tell me what you think……

 

 


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