June 25, 2009 22:29

Michael Jackson dead from heart attack

Singer dies from cardiac arrest in Los Angeles

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Michael Jackson has died today (June 25).

The singer was rushed to hospital earlier today in Los Angeles, but according to reports he has died of a heart attack.

According to TMZ, paramedics were unable to revive the musician after they were called to his Los Angeles-area home. They reported that when paramedics arrived on the scene, Jackson had no pulse and they never got a pulse back.

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that doctors pronounced the singer dead after arriving at the hospital in a deep coma at 1.07pm (PST). He was 50 years old.

His friend Uri Geller paid tribute to the singer saying: "Like the whole world I am devastated and lost for words. I still can't believe it, I reviewed half of Michael's new album, I can't believe what I am hearing. He was just rehearsing, looking forward to his gig in Britain. At the moment I am just trying to contact his family."

A spokesperson for the singer told NME.COM they had "no comment at this time". Jackson was due to undertake a residency at the O2 Arena in London next month.

NME.COM understands that fans are staging a tribute to Jackson at Trafalgar Square in London tonight.

Read NME.COM's Michael Jackson obituary online now.

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