UPDATE 6/26: Although the autopsy has yet to be performed, and results won’t be ready for weeks, the rumor is that Jackson was a drug addict, and that a fatal dose of
Demoral Demerol caused the cardiac arrest. Still just a rumor, though, so take it with a grain of salt …
And speaking of the kids, People has some ideas on who will be their new guardian.
UPDATE: According to TMZ, Michael Jackson, 50, has died. He is survived by his three kids: Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr., Paris Michael Katherine Jackson and Prince Michael Jackson II.
Original Post: From KTLA News:
LOS ANGELES — Pop star Michael Jackson has been taken to UCLA Medical Center by ambulance suffering from cardiac arrest, fire officials confirm.
Los Angeles Fire Department Captain Steve Ruda said paramedics responded to a 911 call at Jackson’s home around 12:26 p.m. He was not breathing when they arrived. The paramedics performed CPR and took him to UCLA Medical Center, Ruda says.
It’s unclear what he was being treated for or what his current condition may be.
I’m usually the first to make fun of Michael Jackson, but damn. Hope the guy is okay.
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