The “King of Pop” music has died at the age of 50 in a Los Angeles hospital. This is a breaking news story. Details will be added as they come in.
According to TMZ, paramedics rushed to Jackson’s home Thursday afternoon. Upon arrival, they found the singer in full cardiac arrest.
A Star Line tourist bus was at the scene when the ambulance carrying Michael Jackson left his home. There was a lot of traffic on the street at Jackson’s residence when the ambulance was taking off from the scene.
According to early reports, Jackson never regained a pulse.
Michael Jackson passed away at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. Outside the hospital a crowd has formed.
It has been confirmed that Jackson never regained consciousness after his collapse. He was en-tubed on route to the hospital.
The cause of death has yet to be determined.
The LA Times has confirmed that Jackson died after arriving to the hospital in a deep coma.
Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana on August 29, 1958. He was the seventh child of Joe and Katherine Jackson.
As a child, Jackson and his brothers performed as the Jackson Five. He left his brothers and went on to be one of the world’s top solo artists in 1971.
Five of his solo albums set world records for best-selling albums: Off the Wall (1979), Thriller (1982), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991) and HIStory (1995).
The outpouring of support and comments have spread like wildfire across the Internet and through social networks. Former Barenaked Ladies singer Steven Page wrote on Twitter: “Michael Jackson, you saved a very shy and awkward 12-year-old boy in 1983. Thank you.”
Ryan Seacrest reported on Twitter that his sources at UCLA have confirmed that Jackson passed away.
Jackson is survived by his three children: Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr., Paris Michael Katherine Jackson and Prince “Blanket” Michael Jackson II.
The news comes as a shock to the entertainment world, who saw actress and Hollywood icon Farrah Fawcett die just hours earlier. Fawcett lost her three-year battle to anal cancer.