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Is Michael Jackson Dead?

The news is buzzing that singer and King of Pop, Michael Jackson (born August 29, 1958, in Gary, IN) has died of a heart related incident.

At 12:30 this afternoon a 911 call went out for medical assistance for the pop singer who was found in cardiac arrest. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to a call at his Los Angeles home. The paramedics performed CPR and took him to UCLA Medical Center.

Only has officially confirmed MIchael's actual death at 5:20 pm although is has also been reported on and other major news outlets.

According to Yahoo News Michael was found at home and was apparently not breathing.  He was rushed to UCLA Medical Center hospital.

According to news the emergency entrance at the UCLA Medical Center, which is near Jackson's rented home, was roped off Thursday with police tape.  News trucks were gathered, helicopters flew overhead, and orange cones were laid out to redirect traffic.

"We have no statements as far as transporting Michael Jackson," Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Devin Gales said.

Michael Jackson was unquestionably the biggest pop star of the '80s, and certainly one of the most popular recording artists of all time.  Michael was the first black artist to find stardom on MTV, breaking down innumerable boundaries both for his race and for music video as an art form.  He has had 13 Number 1 hits during his career.

Joe Jackson, father of Michael told the media "he's not doing well".  Although there has been no official release, TMZ has reported that Michael has indeed died.

As of 5:35 CST CNN and other major media have confirmed that Michael has indeed died.  UCLA and Michael's family has not confirmed his death but CNN has indeed said he has died.

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