Update: It has been confirmed that Michael Jackson has died.
It is reported that pop singer Michael Jackson has suffered a cardiac arrest and was taken to a local hospital by paramedics. TMZ reported that the legendary singer, 50, went into cardiac arrest and had to receive CPR in the ambulance. Joe Jackson, his father, told multiple news sources that his son is not doing well. When people suffer from cardiac arrest, their heart and breathing stop. Most people don’t end up surviving this type of event and it usually results in the person dying.
Paramedics responded to a 911 call at around 12:26 p.m. PDT, the Los Angeles Times reported. He was reportedly not breathing at the time of their arrival. CPR was initiated by paramedics and Jackson was transported to a local hospital. Police have also been called to the hospital in order to secure the area from crowds of fans and media that have begun showing up.
Jackson, the youngest brother in Motown’s legendary Jackson 5, earned the name ‘King of Pop’ as a solo act in the 1980s, when he became one of the best-selling musicians in the world, particularly for the hit album “Thriller.”
His star power has faded considerably since then, partly because of allegations of child molestation.