LOS ANGELES – Michael Jackson is dead!
Jackson was pronounced dead at 2:26pm (7.26am) local time after reportedly suffering a cardiac arrest.
According to Jermaine Jackson at a press conference at the hospital, the body of the pop star is not yet autopsied, so they still don’t know the cause of his death.
He said Michael Jackson’s personal doctor and paramedics tried to resuscitate the pop star at his rented home in Holmby Hills. Also tried for more than an hour, team of doctors at UCLA Medical Center tried to revived the pop star.
According to Los Angeles police Lt. Gregg Strenk, that police robbery-homicide detectives have been ordered to investigate, which is common in a high-profile case. Strenk says the coroner’s office, which will handle inquiries into the type of death, is taking possession of the body.
Paramedics received a 911 call directing them to the Bel Air home, off Sunset Boulevard, which Michael Jackson rented.
Fire Department Captain Steve Ruda told US media the pop star was not breathing when they arrived. Mr Ruda said they received him at about 12.21pm.
When they arrived, they performed CPR and rushed Jackson to the medical centre, about a six-minute drive away.
The Los Angeles Times and CBS reported that Jackson arrived in a deep coma and was pronounced dead soon afterwards.
The eldest Jackson, Joe, was shocked and confused after learning his son had been hospitalised. Family members were told of the situation and were either at the hospital or en route, the Jackson attorney said.
Michael Jackson’s death is a BIG loss to the music industry.
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