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Old 06-25-09, 05:11 PM
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In Memoriam: Michael Jackson (1958-2009)

someone just told me they saw on a FOX news report that he was in cadiac arrest and they have no further details.

Anyone confirm?

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apparently reported by tmz, so not sure how reliable...

http://www.tmz.com/

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.

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


despite his "off-kilter" lifestyle, i love him as an artist and would be really sad if true.

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Old 06-25-09, 05:30 PM
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re: In Memoriam: Michael Jackson (1958-2009)

Looks like it is true.

http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktl...,4138163.story
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re: In Memoriam: Michael Jackson (1958-2009)

Despite TMZ being a gossip type zine, they are pretty reliable.
New update says his father is saying it isnt looking good for him.
UPDATE: We just got off the phone with Joe Jackson, Michael's dad, who says "he is not doing well."
Has he done any of those shows in the UK yet?
I would also like to say that despite most thinking he is off his rocker, the guy is an incredible artist.I have been a fan of his since Thriller.
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the 50 shows are / were scheduled to start at the o2 arena in the UK in early July... and continue into February of 2010
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re: In Memoriam: Michael Jackson (1958-2009)

I'm hearing he's been dead for the last 30 min and they just can't report it yet.

Either way, crazy stuff.
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Originally Posted by scott1598 View Post
http://michael.jackson.swellserver.c...n-overdose.php

In what appears to be an apparent suicide, musician Michael Jackson was pronounced dead as a result of cardiac arrest after consuming more than two-dozen sleeping pills.

Complete details are not yet available, as this story is still developing.


i am truly at a loss.
That's kind of tasteless.
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re: In Memoriam: Michael Jackson (1958-2009)

TMZ just reported
Michael Jackson Dies
http://www.tmz.com/2009/06/25/michae...ardiac-arrest/
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That's kind of tasteless.
what is tasteless, the report?
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Originally Posted by scott1598 View Post
what is tasteless, the report?
You do know what Swellserver is, right?
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Originally Posted by RichC2 View Post
You do know what Swellserver is, right?
i do not. i will take it down if it isn't legit. but tmz reporting dead now.
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TMZ reports
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.
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He's officially dead.
bummer...
RIP Jaco.
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Gone. Damn.
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Wow this is shocking RIP MJ.
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Has any other site apart from TMZ confirmed this yet? CNN, Yahoo, MSNBC all still say hospitalized.
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Wow..jacko.
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Not sure why other outlets are not reporting the death ...
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Has any other site apart from TMZ confirmed this yet? CNN, Yahoo, MSNBC all still say hospitalized.
i'm watching all news channels simultaneously now "DIRECTV News Mix" ...all just "hospitalized".
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Sad day. I wonder if Cronkite will make it 3 today.
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Sad day. I wonder if Cronkite will make it 3 today.
imagine 3 arguable legends in their media in one day and Ed McMahon yesterday. truly sad.
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Might be legal reasons?
Reports saying staff member called 911
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It seems likely to me that TMZ is right on this.

Here's what the LA times has right now. I'm guessing they are waiting until more of the family gets there to say anything more.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lano...teve-ruda.html

Updated at 2:46 p.m.: Pop star Michael Jackson is in a coma and his family is arriving at his bedside, a law enforcement source told The Times.

Jackson was rushed to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center this afternoon by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics.

Fire Capt. Steve Ruda said paramedics responded to a call at Jackson's home at 12:26 p.m. He was not breathing when they arrived. The paramedics performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation and took him to the hospital, Ruda told The Times.
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Brother texted me from the UK to report that he had died
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[Updated at 3:15 p.m.: Pop star Michael Jackson was pronounced dead by doctors this afternoon after arriving at a hospital in a deep coma, city and law enforcement sources told The Times.
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Wolf on CNN has just updated by saying "he is in a coma".

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