At 12:26 p.m. today paramedics were called to his home in Bel Air, Los Angeles, California. When they arrived he was unresponsive and not breathing. Paramedics performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and he was rushed to the hospital...due to an apparent cardiac arrest.
A short while later it was reported that he arrived at the hospital in a deep coma and that his family was at his bedside.
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Farrah Fawcett also died today at the age of 62. She died of anal cancer, which she first learned she had in September of 2006.
UPDATES: Michael Jackson pronounced dead.
At 4:36 p.m. local time, the Los Angeles coroner confirmed Michael Jackson's death. The cause of death is suspected to be cardiac arrest. LAPD detectives have opened an investigation into his death, but no foul play is suspected at this time.
Los Angeles Times:
[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.
Jackson was rushed to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center this afternoon by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics.
Fire Capt. Steve Ruda said paramedics responded to a call at Jackson's home at 12:26 p.m. He was not breathing when they arrived. The paramedics performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation and took him to the hospital, Ruda told The Times. Read full article
Michael Jackson died Thursday afternoon after reportedly going into cardiac arrest at his Los Angeles home, the Associated Press and the Los Angeles Times reports.
FOX News confirmed that the legendary singer, 50, was rushed to the hospital Thursday afternoon, but did not confirm reports of his death.
The Los Angeles Times reported the legendary singer, 50, had fallen into a deep coma before his death shortly after 3 p.m. PDT. Read full article