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Michael Jackson Dies

6/25/2009 6:31 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael JacksonWe'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.

A source inside the hospital told us there was "absolute chaos" after Jackson arrived. One person who was there said "The staff responded in a way that looked straight out of 'Grey's Anatomy." People who were with the singer were screaming, "You've got to save him! You've got to save him!"

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.

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61.

scarlett    

I just heard on the 6o'clock news that Michael Jackson has died.... Moments ago LA Times reported it....

1913 days ago
62.

Osteorick    

Geniuses often live very tragic lives and Michael was no exception. Five hundred years from now, Michael Jackson will have the stature that Mozart, Beethoven and other musical geniuses of the past have today.

1913 days ago
63.

Dee    

One of the greatest music artists in history! I am shocked! VERY talented man and outstanding entertainers. I am really storry to hear this.

1913 days ago
64.

bubba franks    

well, too bad, I guess, can't deny the raw talent, but can't deny his fetishes....
Kmart in Heaven:::: Boys pants half off! he'll be shopping there every day!

1913 days ago
65.

50 cal    

Leave micheal alone you bastards! He just died and his family is left in shock. How dare you! How dare you make fun of an icon an legend after his death. You all need to show respect to one of the greatest. Leave Micheal alone! You Bastards!

1913 days ago
66.

Ryyming Simon    

The King of pop,has taken a flop
And though it dont seem right
All the papers wanna know,
Is was he Black or White
I'm sure it hit his family hard
I know his siblings cried
Cause they may have to all get jobs,
Now their meal ticket's died
He never faced the prison time
From tales the kids could tell
But if there's any justice,
He's roasting now in hell,

1913 days ago
67.

scarlett    

His death is confirmed by the LA Times, just moments ago on MSNBC!

1913 days ago
68.

HaroldLynn    

If it's true children throughout the world are a little safer tonight.

1913 days ago
69.

Malibu256    

Michael is dead according to Katie Couric and the LA times. He died at 3:15 Pacific time. He did not come out of cardio arrest.

1913 days ago
70.

carolyn    

According to LA Times they are announcing the death of MJ. CNN has not confirmed.

1913 days ago
71.

Cheryl & Family    

Dear Michael, Thanks for the memories. We hold you & your family in our family's prayers.
Michael, you will be missed. God Bless you.

1913 days ago
72.

mojorattlesnake    

Sad to see the passing of such a talented but tortured soul. Michael spent his adult life trying to recapture the childhood that was denied to him. I have never believed that he hurt children in any way. He was just an easy target for money-grubbers. Rest in peace, Michael. They can't hurt you now.

1913 days ago
73.

JP's LOTUSFLOW3R    

Wow... This weirdo does this on the 25 anniversary of the release of Purple Rain... And he died trying to break Prince's record run of 21 sold out show's at the O2 arena !!! ironic???

1913 days ago
74.

nifty5051    

RIP Michael

1913 days ago
75.

Buster Brown    

Ranks right up there with the deaths of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper. Tough day in the world of music.

1913 days ago
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