Michael Jackson Dead at 50

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 25, 2009 4:28 PM CDT
Michael Jackson Dead at 50
The ambulance entrance to the at the UCLA Medical Center emergency room in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Michael Jackson died today after suffering cardiac arrest at home and arriving at the hospital in a deep coma, report TMZ and the Los Angeles Times. The King of Pop, 50, was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital this afternoon after collapsing. A police rep said he was not breathing when paramedics arrived; they performed CPR and took him to the UCLA Medical Center.

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After years of being tabloid fodder, Jackson had been preparing for a comeback. He had rented a home in Bel Air and was rehearsing for a series of upcoming shows in London. Jackson is survived by three children, Michael Joseph Jackson Jr., Paris Michael Katherine Jackson, and Prince "Blanket" Michael Jackson II.

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