June 25th, 2009
UPDATE 10:47PM: Mariah Carey released this statement via her Twitter “I am heartbroken. My prayers go out to the Jackson family,and my heart goes out to his children. Let us remember him for his unparalleled contribution to the world of music, his generosity of spirit in his quest to heal the world & the joy he brought to his millions of devoted fans throughout the world. I feel blessed to have performed with him several times & to call him my friend. No artist will ever take his place. His star will shine forever. – Mariah”
Â Micheal’s body was unloaded from a helicopter at the L.A. County Coroner’s Office.
Moments after Jermaine Jackson arrived to the hospital this photo was snapped.
UPDATE 9:30PM:Â Jermaine Jackson spoke to the media on behalf of the family. Speaking about his brother Michael, he said, â€œIt is believed he suffered cardiac arrest in his home. However, the cause of death is unknown until the results of the autopsy are done.â€ Pop Icon Madonna told People.com â€œI canâ€™t stop crying over the sad news.â€ She added, â€œI have always admired Michael Jackson. The world has lost one of the greats, but his music will live on forever! My heart goes out to his three children and other members of his family. God bless.â€
TMZ has obtained these exclusive photos from the set of a video he filmed for his upcoming tour. In the pics — snapped at a shoot in L.A. — Michael is bustin’ a move on a dinner table, proudly shaking hands with fans and hanging with the crew.
UPDATE 7:40PM: MICHAEL JACKSON’S BROTHER TITO JACKSON SAYS HE SO REGRETS NOT HAVING SPOKEN TO MICHAEL “IN A WHILE” DAMN. SO SAD.
A TWITTER FRIEND BROUGHT UP A FREAKYÂ IRONY IN SAYING: What’s with stars dying on the 25th? James Brown12/25,Aaliyah 8/25,Left Eye 4/25,Static Major 3/25,Micheal Jackson 6/25
UPDATE 7:25PM: CNN FINALLY CONFIRMS MICHEAL JACKSON’S DEATH. TMZ POSTS PHOTOS OF SISTER LATOYA JACKSON SOBBING WHILE RUNNING INTO THE HOSPITAL
UPDATE 7:00PM: HOLLYWOOD.TV RELEASES VIDEO FOOTAGE OF MICHEAL JACKSON BEING RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL FROM HIS LA HOME.
UPDATE: SINGER MICHAEL JACKSON DEAD AT THE AGE OF 50. HE SUFFERED A CARDIAC ARREST EARLIER THIS AFTERNOON AND PARAMEDICS WERE UNABLE TO REVIVE HIM. HE HAD NO PULSE WHEN THEY ARRIVED AND COULD NOT GET A PULSE BACK. HEÂ LEAVES BEHINDÂ 3 CHILDREN.
TMZ.com is reporting exclusively that singer Michael Jackson was taken by ambulance to a Los Angeles hospital due to cardiac arrest. CPR was administered in the ambulance. The 911 call came from his Holmbly Hills Home in L.A. He is in really bad shape. His mother and brothers are on their way to UCLA.