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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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76.

nayleth    

I'm shocked that Micheal Jackson is dead. He was a phenomenal artist, but,he was wierd and maybe bad.

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77.

Girlie    

GONE...GONE...GONE!!! Thank you God, for he is GONE!!!

1945 days ago
78.

David    

MJ died at 3:15 PM Pacific time..........

1945 days ago
79.

Dee    

Ch2 cbs news just announced that Michael Jackson is dead...........RIP

1945 days ago
80.

amr    

he is in a coma according to CNN. TMZ, very disappointed in you.......

1945 days ago
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metalhijinx    

i just read the news on channel 12, oh my god.....a sad day has come to pass......I grieve for the family......may they not have to suffer cold bloodedness of uncaring people! and those that instill degradation and ridicule to the king of pop and his family suffer the same consequences tenfold.

1945 days ago
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Patricia M. Jelinek    

The death of anyone is very sad, especially for their family and friends. The sad part is that the Michael Jackson everyone loved and admired was lost a long time ago. My daughter, now 34 was so crazy about his music and dance performances. She had all those shirts with his photo on them and a dear friend made her a sequin glove. I am sure she will look back fondly on those years of fun.. Although in the last decade or so, he has become somewhat of a "freek", lets all try and be respectful of his family and try to remember all those years he provided so many with wonderful entertainment.
My deepest sympathy to his family, espcially his Mother.

1945 days ago
83.

rose    

its true, they are both dead..very odd coincidence. Michael and farrah...I am curious as to his cause of death. he was always so damned protective as far as germs and surgical masks for everyone ... well there goes the gravy train all you body guards. the mother of the children will of course regain custody.

1945 days ago
84.

ducky    

Michael is/was a freak, but he was one talented entertainer. The man could dance his ass off. Many little boys are probably safer tonight but Michael will be missed. For those of you who are devastated by his death, get a real life.

1945 days ago
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Gail07    

It is a sad day when, after someone dies, other people add their "two cents" worth. Mr. Jackson had his personal deamons to battle, as well as phychological problems he never seemed to quite master. Money can not buy you sound mental health. But, also don't forget, he DID TRY to do the right thing, and he was a positive musical and personal influence on many, many youg persons all over the world. When I read that he had passed, I Googled him. I never realized how ill he was: he was sick for many years with lung problems which ultimately left him needing a lung transplant. He was so weak towards the end, he could not survive the much needed operation. In addition, he had emphiysema, chronic gastrointestinal bleeding, alpha-1 anti-trypsen protein deficiency, his vocal chords had deteriorated, and (finaly) blindness.
He will be missed.

1945 days ago
86.

Ron    

It's a sad day....If my life were a movie...Michael Jackson would be the soundtrack...Thanks for the music Michael...You'll be missed

1945 days ago
87.

Girlie    

WOW 50 cal. Get a grip! He was a pig! Great music? Undeniably! But he was a PIG! How dare we? We dare because we have faced the truth about him. You my dear, are still pining away for your little rock star. Grow up child. It's about time.

Funny statement about K-mart in heaven! hahahahaha

1945 days ago
88.

Faith Chrisman    

GOOD RIDDANCE

1945 days ago
89.

COCO73    

dumb people make comments about his downs but i love his music&there will neva be anutha entertainer like him so hate on. when u die im sure it will make ur family proud to hear or be reminded of things u can not change. deepest sympathy to jackson fam.

1945 days ago
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jack    

My personal condolences for Michael Jackson, a fan that knew him all my life and was on his side through the rough times as well. God bless and rest his soul.

1945 days ago
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