'King of Pop' Dies of Apparent Heart Attack
Michael Jackson has died after a suffering a cardiac arrest at his Los Angeles home. Despite his enormous success, the spotlight that followed the 50-year-old pop superstar for more than four decades earned him headlines that often had little to do with his artistry.
Music icon Michael Jackson, whose fame spanned from his childhood with the legendary Jackson 5 to a superstar solo career that earned him the nickname 'King of Pop,' died Thursday afternoon at a Los Angeles hospital. He was 50.
His brother Jermaine Jackson confirmed Jackson's death from suspected cardiac arrest at a press conference Thursday evening.
Jermaine Jackson said his brother's physician was with him at his home at the time of his suspected cardiac arrest, and both the physician and the paramedics who transported to the UCLA Medical Center attempted to resuscitate him.
"Upon arriving at the hospital at approximately 1:14 p.m. a team of doctors, including emergency physicians and cardiologists, attempted to resuscitate him for a period of more than one hour, but they were unsuccessful," he said.
Jackson was pronounced dead at at 2:26 p.m. PDT, his brother said.
"My family request that the media please respect our privacy during this time, and may all love be with you Michael, always. We love you."