Thursday, June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson Dies at 50

Media in Los Angeles, California are reporting that the King of Pop, Michael Jackson is dead.

The Los Angeles Times reported at 3:15 p.m. that city and law enforcement sources told them Jackson was pronounced dead by doctors this afternoon after arriving at a hospital in a deep coma.

Capt. Steve Ruda of the LA Fire Department said Jackson was not breathing when Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to a call at his Los Angeles home about 12:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (3:30 p.m. Barbados time).

The paramedics performed CPR and took him to UCLA Medical Center, Ruda told the newspaper.

The emergency entrance at the UCLA Medical Center, which is near Jackson’s rented home, was roped off with police tape.

News trucks were gathered, helicopters flew overhead, and orange cones were laid out to redirect traffic.

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