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Newspaper reports pop star wasn’t breathing when ambulance arrived

The Los Angeles Times reports that Michael Jackson has died at age 50 after being rushed to UCLA Medical Center.

Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Steve Ruda told the newspaper that Jackson was not breathing when paramedics arrived at his home and CPR was performed.

TMZ.com reported that he may have suffered cardiac arrest.



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Pop star Michael Jackson dies - reports....

Michael Jackson, the moonwalking former child star who became known the world over as the "King of Pop" before his life and career deteriorated in a freakish series of scandals, has died, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. He was 50.

The circumstances of his death were not immediately clear....

read more: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/ne...jectid=10580853

source: NZPA

Michael Jackson dead at 50

image: fair use/photobucket: MICHAEL JACKSON.... :rip1:


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:yikes: I almost didn't believe this headline.

A very sad ending to a troubled man. He had his moment, though. :rip1:

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yes mate...i must admit i hesitated before posting this sad story.... :sad:


source: Reuters

image: Supplied: MICHAEL JACKSON...."We've just learned Michael Jackson has died," TMZ website said reported around 10.10am, NZ time.

"Michael suffered a cardiac arrest earlier this afternoon and paramedics were unable to revive him. We're told when paramedics arrived Jackson had no pulse and they never got a pulse back," the entertainment site said.

The LA Times reported that Captain Steve Ruda said Jackson was not breathing when Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to a call at his Los Angeles home.


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Video tributes are springing up across the web - I will be adding more as they are posted.

NME has created a Video Tribute and opened up its article Archives

Wanna Be Starting Something (Live)

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Rolling report....

Rolling developments and reaction following pop star Michael Jackson's death:

11.21am: News agency AFP quotes Jackson's close friend Uri Geller, the television psychic, as saying he was ''devastated''. He admits he still hopes it is not true.

11.16am: Quincy Jones says he's devastated. Michael was "the consummate entertainer" - CNN.

11.14am: CNN reports the Jackson wasn't breathing when firefighters arrived at his home this morning.

11.10am: Massive crowds build up outside the UCLA Medical Center where Jackson was taken.

10.50am: Sky News reports a statement from Jackson's friend, the reverend Al Sharpton. A friend of 35 years, the reverend asked the world to be respectful of Jackson in the days following his death.

10.20am: International media - including the LA Times - report the death.

10.15am: Leading entertainment news site TMZ reports Jackson is dead.

9.30am: Early US media reports say Michael Jackson has suffered a heart attack in his home.

source: stuff.co.nz

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Various articles and comments:

The LA Times have opened up their archives of Michael Jackson stories (885 articles since 1997)

ET Online reports from UCLA hospital - Quincy Jones and other's salute Michael's talent.

The NY Daily News weighs in: "Michael Jackson Will Always Be The King of Pop'

The New York Times: Michael Jackson, 50, Is Dead

Over 15% of All Tweets On Twitter Were About MJs Death

Rolling Stone's Salute

Mog has a very good collection of articles and videos

Over a thousand comments about his passing already @ Reddit

More comments @ Stereogum

Michael Jackson video marathon: Beginning Friday, VH1 will broadcast a weekend-long marathon of MJ videos, certain to include classics like "Thriller," "Bad," and more. Friday-Sunday, VH1


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News Flash: Michael Jackson Dies in Los Angeles



one of my JACKO favourites: DIRTY DIANA (1987)...with Billy Idol`s old buddy and very hot guitarist and producer Steve Stevens up front on lead...

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The news of Michael Jackson’s death has spread like wildfire around the world.

Social networking site Twitter crashed as hundreds of thousands of tweets came in a short space of time..

read more: http://www.3news.co.nz/Home/Story/tabid/20...25/Default.aspx


source: AP/3 News

image: Fair Use/photobucket: JACKO


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Michael Jackson - live updates....

3 News will be running live updates throughout the day, giving up to the minute reports on the reaction and aftermath of the tragic death.


image: Fair Use/photobucket: JACKO


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Michael was still in his prime when he recorded this song. He was the best dancer in the world in his prime.

Dangerous (Live)

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