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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.


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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gloria molica    

How come no portable defibulator?
Refurbishe...less than $2000. SDCA is the heart problem of our generation.
He had a doctor? Wow, how dumb. One device could have changed the path of the great genius of this musician.
What a great loss.
Irresponsible doctor? Why didn't he KNOW about the life saving machine.

1941 days ago


There is no way he is dead:
he is under the witness protection program by superior leaders such as MAFIA.
item1) he was in dept
item2) if the MAFIA offers you a huge i mean a very huge amount of money in addition wiping out all the dept problem and ask you in return to play dead wouldn;t you do it? uhhh i say hell ya he did!

Especially during the current situation when Iran and Mark Stanford's were heating up!

I mean come on the man undergone more than 85 times surgery and he didn't die and you must ask why now>?

1940 days ago


W.T.F. Micheal Jackson has died and all of you F***ing kids want to F***ING joke about it. I HOPE ALL OF YOU SORRY M*****F***ERS DIE OF AIDS AND F***ING ROT IN HELL YOU SORRY B**** A** M*****F***ERS AND F***ING BURN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!BI***ES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1940 days ago

christian rayer    

mataro o rei do pop !

1938 days ago

christian rayer    

cade o rei !!!

1937 days ago


when micheal jackson was a live mostly all U.S.A people hated him and didn't want to see him or heard his music on radio or t.v . He couldn't put a concerts any were in U.S.A for long Time . or Produce a new record in U.S.A in music or video . Now when he is Died , Everyone is crying and howling how wonder ful and beautiful person he is . I hope The family will have private funeral for him and a burial him a place that no one can make big money on his grave from tourism . U.S. A people are very funny one day hate you next day if they can make money on you they will love you very much

1936 days ago


He is Alive !! our Hearts.....God bless :)

1932 days ago


and you are not alone....

1932 days ago


His nose fell off!!!!!!!!!!!!

1945 days ago


He Probably need's to get injected with some "White" blood cell's, He seems to be getting too much son!!!!!
Pun Intended!!!!!
Just saying............

1945 days ago


I've always been a fan of his but if he makes up some bs reason why he cant do the summer tour then I am done with him. You can only stand by a guy like MIchael Jackson for so long. Time to put up or shut up...he better perform.

1945 days ago


It is sad that people still make jokes during this serious moment of possible death...Best of luck to the Jackson family and the kids.

1945 days ago


Cardiac arrest? this man has absolutely no fat cells in him what would bring on that condition in someone i wonder? stress, money worries?i wonder why that should happen now ?.

1945 days ago

Shawn McQUaid    

can we have some real freaking news, like this is ridiculous

1945 days ago


Poor Michael :( I hope he's OK!!

1945 days ago
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