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Michael Jackson -- Cardiac Arrest

6/25/2009 5:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

UPDATE -- Michael Jackson passed away today at the age of 50. Click here for the latest.

We've just learned Michael Jackson was taken by ambulance to a hospital in Los Angeles ... and we're told it was cardiac arrest and that paramedics administered CPR in the ambulance ... and it's looking bad.

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He was picked up at his home around 20 minutes ago -- we're told his mother is on the way to visit him.

UPDATE: The 911 call came in at 12:21PM at his Holmby Hills home in L.A.

UPDATE: A Jackson family member tells TMZ Michael is in "really bad shape" and the brothers are headed to UCLA.

UPDATE: We just got off the phone with Joe Jackson, Michael's dad, who says "he is not doing well."

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Yahoodieschmuckman    

I think if they were serious about reviving MJ when his heart stopped they would have sat a naked 10 year old boy on his face! HAHAHA!

1942 days ago
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mjfan    

at time like this we all should remember the good this AMAZING HUMAN BEING brought to the world. may he rest in peace. he has touched millions with his music. i love you michael jackson.............. prayers to your family

bad, pyt, the way you make me feel, billie jean, drity diana, scream, human nature, childhood, the list just goes on and on. the 1 the only........ MJ

1942 days ago
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sarah jane russell    

How sick people's comments are an utter disgrace.... "Drama queen & get some proper news" HAVE SOME RESPECT for someones loved one, as one day it will be yours.... love him or hate him.... no need for nasty insults... sick people. karma karma!!

1942 days ago
19.

Nena    

It's comments like these that make me ashamed to be a human being. This man is somebody's son, brother and father. He leaves behind three young children. He may not have made the best choices in life, but he was found to be innocent by a jury of his pears. Unless you've walked in his shoes, you have no idea what he has had to endure in life. Shame on you. This man has brought so much talent to the music world and all you can do is make tasteless comments. Karma is a bitch, yes. I hope none of you ever have to listen to such garbage spewed about one of your loved ones who are dead or dying. My thoughts and prayers to the entire Jackson family. To the rest of you grow up, and maybe go to church. Especially those so quick to judge and condemn.

1942 days ago
20.

Juliana    

Michael gave all he had to the world through his musical genious. He was a victim of child abuse. His father is an evil man who made Michael suffer with his cruel treatment and punishments. Michael was never allowed to have a normal childhood and for the rest of his life tried desperately to make up for it. I pray he is in heaven resting and rejoicing as a child of God tonight. The cruel statements I have read on here shock me by the lack of human feeling shown at the death of another human being.

1942 days ago
21.

Corey Feldman is the king of douche Bags!    

Well, Wednesday all you crying morons did not give a crap for
Michael…

Some humans are so fake and stupid it makes me nauseous.

Cry for your family and loved ones, not someone you did not know and did not care
about before he died…

Everyone made fun of him because he was creepy, crazy and weird looking…Remember that???

Try to RIP Michael

1942 days ago
22.

it.techguy@rocketmail.com    

Man, to actually see/hear that this man is gone...is impossible to comprehend! I can remember after, back as a youngster, that after the release of a new song/video we would be in the streets the next day imitating or having dance contests to see who could pop his moves the best...
I can also remember after when Michael Jackson, first came out at the music awards with the Moon Walk, every one of us couldn’t believe it, “How did he do that, what was that, where did he come up with that?” The next day walking to school, in class, at lunch break, walking home kids were saying “Nah, man he did it like this, watch,” and no-one could quite get it, right…but everyone was doing it and wishing they could be Michael!
Who of us, can't remember all the dance/look alike impersonators or every one of us wanting a gheeri-curl and sporting the Michael Jackson jackets/clothes...kids in the streets trying to be just like Michael, for no better reason than we had nothing better to do than imagine we were Michael Jackson ourselves! No man in music or stardom touched the world like this heaven sent angel did!
Without Michael Jackson there wouldn't have been no break dancing, hip-hop dancing, crump dancing, no true music or dancing that we know of today!!!
Michael you will be utterly missed and I can't speak for anyone else, but I personally feel that I have lost a great piece of my life with your death and lost a member of my personal family!
Oh, how "I can remember the times, Michael!"
Michael should be ever remembered as a great wonder of the world for all times!
Michael, please know that you will be held in the stars and heavens for us all!
We love you and you will forever be missed by us all!

1942 days ago
23.

kamera    

i think michael jackson doctor killt him

1942 days ago
24.

nikisha    

i will miss u jackson i love

1942 days ago
25.

dan summersell    

I read something bizarre. After the autopsy Michael Jackson kept trying to sit up so they poured salt into his mouth and sewed up his lips and performed some ceramony and his body calmed down. Weird.

1942 days ago
26.

gledas    

I am very sad..i can still hardly believe. He was a genius, he gave so much to the world. He was an extremely talented,innovative and a Good person, who was misunderstood. I believe in his innocence and i will always love him.
Why all this negatives...pls don't make any judjements tll you don't know the real sbody, and you did'nt know him...just let him alone.
May He rest in peace,,,i really hope He is in a better place now.
My heart goes out to his childrens and his family.

1942 days ago
27.

danielle    

EVERYONE WHO IS MAKING FUN OF MIKE SHUD BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES. HE HAD A SKIN DISEASE. VITILIGO. LOOK IT UP! AS A TREATMENT HE EVENED OUT HIS SKIN TONE TO WHITE. INSTEAD OF HAVING WHITE PATCHES ALL OVER HIMSELF!!. UR SICK IF U THINK HE WAS 'TRYING TO BE WHITE' NEWSFLASH;; NO ONE WANTS TO. ESPECIALLY NOT HIM. HE WAS THE BEST. A MAN OF HIS GREATNESS COULD NEVER POSSIBLY ACT AS U AND I DO. GROW UP AND PAY UR RESPECTS. OR STFU. R.I.P BRO. I LOVE U.

1942 days ago
28.

ann Trease    

James Brown, Left eye, Aalyah, and Michael Jackson all died on the 25th. Whats up with that?Coinsident Farrah lived down the street from Michael at his rented mansion.

1941 days ago
29.

Sad and confused    

When did the MD find Michael Jackson? How long did he really do the CPR? According to Germane Jackson the MD who was a Cardiologist spent an hour for CPR. That is not the standards for CPR. Why didn’t this Cardiologist have a portable Heart Defibrillator on sight? Why didn’t the MD call 911 himself? Why didn’t the caller say it was Michael Jackson? Do you think there was a delay from the EMS due to the fact that the caller said that a doctor was already there? Why did Michael have a Cardiologist as an in-house doctor as opposed to another doctor? Did he have a heart condition before? Why didn’t the same MD do an EKG on that Wednesday or send him to the hospital the night before when he was having breathing problems.

Patients who have high blood pressure (hypertension) have B/P monitors to monitor the pressure.
Diabetics have Glucometers to monitor his/her glucose level
Why wouldn’t an on site Cardiologist have a portable EKG Machine or a have a portable Heart Defibrillator?
Did the cardiologist administer naloxone hydrochloride, an antidote to reverse the effects of respiratory depression due to possibly overdose to Demerol?
This can be given in conjunction with CPR.

This just does not make any sense?

1941 days ago
30.

Toni    

I remember Michael from Emerson Jr High. When he and Marlon would come to school, they would come to school after school started and leave before school ended for the day.

When Michael and Marlon would come to school, Michael was very shy but sometimes he and Marlon would talk about their tours or things that he liked to do when they were not touring. I will miss him like others.

1941 days ago
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