Michael Jackson dead from heart attack

Singer dies from cardiac arrest in Los Angeles

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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