911 Call: Jackson Wasn't Breathing

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 26, 2009 1:59 PM CDT
Michael Jackson and his father Joe in 2005.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – An emergency caller from Michael Jackson's home yesterday said he wasn't breathing or responding to efforts to revive him. The Los Angeles Fire Department released the audio of the 911 call today. The caller reported that Jackson—whose name he didn't use—was on a bed, wasn't breathing, and wasn't responding to resuscitation efforts. The unidentified caller said Jackson was with his personal doctor at the time.

Jackson was pronounced dead later at UCLA Medical Center. A rep for the coroner's office said today an autopsy began shortly after 9am local time. Additional laboratory tests, including toxicology tests, are likely, but those results won't be known for several weeks. (Read more Michael Jackson stories.)