Got notified of this via Text Message and later confirmed with a CTV report.
Michael Jackson, the “King of Pop,” has died after suffering cardiac arrest at his Los Angeles home. The singer had been preparing for a major comeback after years of seclusion.
A fire department official said Jackson was not breathing when paramedics arrived at his rented Bel Air mansion at 12:26 p.m.
Jackson, 50, was treated at UCLA Medical Center, just a six-minute drive away. But hospital officials were unable to revive him. Doctors pronounced him dead at 1:07 p.m.
“One of Michael Jackson’s staff members called 911,” TMZ correspondent Nina Parker told CTV News Channel. “Once the paramedics arrived, we were told that he was unresponsive and had no pulse. The paramedics were unable to revive him at the home, nor were they able to when he arrived at the hospital.”