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Friday June 26, 2009 4:53 pm

Michael Jackson’s death speculation

Michael Jackson Death causeMichael Jackson was pronounced dead at 2.26pm yesterday, it has been confirmed.

The 50-year-old musical legend - who is survived by three children, Prince Michael, 12, Paris, 11 and seven-year-old Prince Michael II - suffered a suspected cardiac arrest at his home and was rushed to Los Angeles’ UCLA Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Michael’s manager Frank DiLeo said: “It’s a very sad day for all of us. It’s such a terrible shame. He was my friend. The kids are very upset, but they are fine.”
Michael’s mother Katherine is currently looking after the star’s three children.

An emergency 911 call was made from Michael Jackson’s home at 12.30pm, and Michael had no pulse when medics arrived on the scene. He was in a coma when he arrived at hospital. A hospital statement said: “His personal physician, who was with him at the time, attempted to resuscitate Jackson, as did paramedics who transferred him. A team of doctors including emergency physicians and cardiologists attempted to resuscitate for a period of more than one hour but were unsuccessful.”

Michael’s body has been flown to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office, where an autopsy is currently underway. It has been claimed there will be an official investigation into the singer’s death, although the Los Angeles Police Department has stressed there is no evidence of criminal wrongdoing. The Los Angeles Times newspaper reports police will speak to Michael’s relatives, friends and doctors in an effort to uncover what happened.

Despite there being no official confirmation on Michael’s cause of death, it has been suggested medication Michael - who was believed to have been battling skin cancer - was taking could have contributed. The star had been visiting a Beverly Hills medical center frequently in recent weeks, although the reason is unknown. It has been claimed Michael was taking a cocktail of up to seven prescription drugs, including anti-anxiety drugs Xanax, Zoloft and painkiller Demerol, prompting speculation he may have suffered an accidental overdose, causing respiratory failure and cardiac arrest.

Brian Oxman, who has been the Jackson family’s attorney, said: “I have warned of the use of medications, in Michael’s case I said that if this is going to be the result of the tragedy that we’re now seeing that I was going to speak up loud and clear.” Speaking from the hospital, Brian said: “Inside it was chaotic for a time and then it was absolute silence. And no one will say what has happened, I’ve been asked not to say what has happened. I only know that I am heartbroken. This was something which I feared and something which I warned about.”

A source said: “The sense of a possible drug overdose is lingering. They’re sending him in for an autopsy.” Michael had passed a medical exam proving he was fit to perform ahead of his comeback shows in London, which were due to start next month.


Forum Discussion

I know everyone has cracked jokes about him for the better part of 15 years now, but it's sad that he's gone. I remember busting out moonwalks as a kid.

Pity he died! Jackson was a unique music phenomenon! There are no other singers like he! Too pity!

How about the goss that hes ghost showed up??? OMG< let him RIP

He was a dear person. A sensitive young man, a poet. As much as we will miss him, I?m glad my family has many records, cds, and videos of some of his electrifying performances. Mike was a true star! Rest in peace Michael Joseph Jackson. thanks for sharing all links with us.

the world had mourned when he died. the world turns around when he died. long live MJ. even though its over now you will be in our heart forever.

An important chapter in the music history ended with his death,he was a good human being, it is sad that he had go through brutal media trials in his life...he will be surely missed...RIP.

I am a huge fan of MJ's Dancing and Singing. He was Legend. I am very much upset .. I cannot believe that now he is not with us.

He was a legend, we lost him but he was a academy for dance and music for all he was best

Good to hear that. I was looking for the same kinda link, I am biggest fan of Michael Jackson. thank you very much....

Michael Jackson is great man, I love his all songs. When I came across his history, I realized that he is great fighter in his life.

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