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6/25/2009 6:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

mj-dies-1We'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. 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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JohnKattt    

R.I.P. Michael Jackson...thanks for the memories, may GOD bless you and save your soul.

1890 days ago
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lil t    

michael jackson was and always will be the greatest of all time.god bless his family and close friends. RIP MICHAEL JACKSON always apart of our thougths gone but never forgotton. keep thm smilin in heaven.

1890 days ago
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JD    

We cant believe that Michael has passed away. To lose such a great entertainer, artist, and person is so very sad. He was such a kind person who touched so many people in this world. We will always miss him and we will love him always. His music will live forever and we will never see such an inspirational artist again. His dancing, singing, and style will never be duplicated. We have grown up with Michael's music, so its the soundtrack of our lives. Only hours before his untimely death we were going to book tickets for the This Is It tour, whilst watching his amazing music videos. Forget all the nonsense the media put him through the last years of his life, lets remember the great positive things he did.

We will always love you Michael and your music will live on forever. Rest in peace.

God bless you and your family.

All our love always.

1890 days ago
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Funny Though.    

lil'ol'me LMAO!!!

1890 days ago
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Goldiloxx Roxx    

One of the saddest days in music history… I am so sad about Michael Jackson tonight. I apparently have been watching too much news on the whole thing. I haven’t moved from the TV since 2:30 today, which is odd for a person who rarely sits long enough to catch a show. I’m bummed and can’t help but think a few things like 1) how and 2) why. HOW- how did a man that beloved not have enough people in his life to stop enabling him and his habits? It takes me back to Anna Nichole Smith and almost Brittany Spears. Who is enabling the habits? These celebs are not the ones going to the pharmacy to pick this stuff up themselves so who is? The doctors? Is that WHY the Dr was called first and tried to cover his ass by working how long to resuscitate that man rather then stop and get him to the hospital which was 2 ½ minutes away. Kinda sounds like Anna Nicole Smiles scenario all over again, but not Brittany Spears. The only reason Brittany is not currently another statistic is because her parents stopped the enabling and the people surrounding her. Brittany may have fought and resisted them at first and “hated” her father but was it worth it. Now that she is sober she is probably realizing the real love behind the pain they forced her to confront and she is still alive today and currently not the queen of the tabloids. Why do we all love watching train wrecks so much? If you are a friend of mine and I obviously see a problem going on with you and effecting your life and possibly the life of your children in a damaging way you better bet I am not going to sit back and say nothing or God forbid help you continue to hurt yourself. The pain of reality my really suck at times and facing demons my be the hardest thing to make a person confront but dieing sucks more. Yes, they may turn from you and fight you all the way, but one day when all is said and done they will see the real love behind your actions. I am devastated at not only the loss of an icon but the people who surrounded him and why they did not love him enough to help him. If you have a loved one facing a real problem like this please confront them, talk to them; fight them to see it or techniqually you are enabling them as well by pretending. Bring it to their attention then hold on tight and love them through it. It will be a bumpy road and you'll be the bad guy at first but one day, pray for that one day when they stop to say thank you and tell you that you helped them come out of it, wouldn't that be worth a human life of a loved one???? Just a thought.....

1890 days ago
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c_wood    

I have always admired you as an entertainer, I grew up listening to your music and still love listening and dancing to it, you transformed the music industry with your talent. In the 90's our dance group performed Thriller at a Halloween party. I associate your music with so many good memories, you will be sadly missed. Rest in peace Michael Jackson.

1890 days ago
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Ariane    

la illaha ila llah, my Allah have mercy on you

1890 days ago
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the mauritanian    

the best

1890 days ago
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tammy    

I have been watching this since this happened yesterday. The stories have changed and I guess my problem is what in the hell is going to happen to those children and what in the hell are they going to do to the doctor? I am from Tx an we take no prisoners!!!! Joe Jackson has no right to be anywhere near those kids and for that matter nor the mother!!!! Let the man rest and leave it alone!! He is not some higher power and i wish you people would get that through your f.... heads. The press has taken a football and missed the inzone by a mile!!!

1890 days ago
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Malachi    

May M.J. R.I.P. and may his family find comfort to make it through there time of sorrow.
The Body may be gone but his sprit will always live on and be by your side always.

M.J. thank you for all of the great music that you created during your walk on this earth.

May god bless the Jackson Family.

1890 days ago
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Sanji'n'Sue    

We are so shocked at the very sad news of the death of the brightest star in the sky. We grew up with Michael Jacksons music and loved him and the beautiful music he created. We have never seen Micheal and were hoping to see him at the O2 London this July.

Michael, your memory will always be in our hearts for ever and your music will never die ....We are so proud to have shared a life time with you.

Rest in Peace Michael you will nver be forgotten.

1890 days ago
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Kandyce. M    

This is such a sad story. Aside of his personal life... he was such an amazing and talented man. He will always remain one of the biggest icons! God bless him, and my heart goes out to his friends, family, and fans. Rest in peace..

1890 days ago
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patrick loisir    

He is now rendering account to God almighty.

1890 days ago
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vvpbox    

Dear Michael Rest In Peace.
You are the greatest POP Star forever.

1890 days ago
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Cynthia Berkhof (The netherlands)    

Michael I was one of your biggest fans.
Now you've escaped from all the trouble in this crazy world and you can sleep forever.

Rest In Peace.

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