TMZ reports Michael Jackson suffered a cardiac arrest earlier this afternoon at his Holmby Hills home and paramedics were unable to revive him. The site said when paramedics arrived the 50-year-old had no pulse and they never got a pulse back. A source added Jackson was dead when paramedics arrived.
Update: LA Times now reporting Jackson is dead, attributed to city and law enforcement sources.
Update: NBC News now confirms Jackson death.
TMZ: Michael Jackson Rushed To Hospital After Cardiac Arrest
June 25, 2009 – TMZ reports Michael was taken by ambulance from his Holmby Hills home to a hospital in Los Angeles for a reported cardiac arrest. The site added that paramedics administered CPR in the ambulance.
Update: Michael’s father Joe says the singer is “not doing well” while another family member said he was in “really bad shape” at UCLA Medical Center.
Michael Jackson Can Still Moonwalk
June 10, 2009 – Michael was spotted in the back of an SUV exiting a medical building in Beverly Hills on Tuesday (June 9), where he was chased by a gaggle of paparazzi. One asked the star ahead of his comeback gigs in London if he could still moonwalk. “Why wouldn’t I be able to,” Jacko responded. When another asked how he was feeling, Jackson responded, “Good.” Watch TMZ footage via MySpace below.
Michael Jackson Complains He’s Not Up For 50 London Shows
June 2, 2009 – After rehearsing for his 50-date residency at O2 Arena, Michael told devoted fans outside Burbank Studios he’s upset with promoters for the extensive concert run in London. “I’m really angry with them booking me up to do 50 shows,” the 50-year-old complained, according to The Sun. “I only wanted to do 10, and take the tour around the world to other cities, not 50 in one place. I went to bed knowing I sold 10 dates, and woke up to the news I was booked to do 50.”