The Day Michael Jackson Died

- Legendary pop star, Michael Jackson, 50, was pronounced dead this afternoon at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. Sources say the pop star was found in cardiac arrest and unresponsive in his Holmby Hills rented home. Reports are still unclear as to what led to the entertainers death.

Chain of events according to LA Times:
12.21pm (local LA time) (8.21pm BST) - Paramedics respond to a call at Michael Jackson's home. He was not breathing when they arrived but had a personal physician with him. The paramedics performed CPR.

As this was happening: report Michael Jackson, 50, suffered a heart attack and paramedics were unable to revive him

1pm (9pm) - Star's father Joe Jackson tells E! News 'he is not doing well.'

1.14pm (9.14pm) - Michael Jackson arrives at hospital. A team of doctors attempt to resuscitate him for more than an hour.

1.35pm (9.35pm)Michael Jackson is in a coma and his family arrive at his bedside. Sister LaToya Jackson runs into the hospital sobbing.

1.45pm (9.45pm) - Hundreds of fans gather outside the hospital, anxiously waiting for news.

1.50pm (9.50pm) - 'He had a heart attack,' father Joe Jackson tells E! News by phone from Las Vegas. 'He is not OK.'

2:12 p.m (10.12pm): Paramedics were called to a home on the 100 block of Carolwood Drive off Sunset Boulevard. Michael Jackson rented the Bel Air home for $100,000 a month. It was described as a French chateau estate built in 2002 with seven bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, 12 fireplaces and a theater.

The home is about 2 1/2 miles, about a six-minute drive, from UCLA Medical Center. An earlier version of this post incorrectly described the time to travel between the home and hospital as two minutes

2.26pm (10.26pm) - Michael Jackson is officially pronounced dead.

2.35pm (10.35pm) – Fire official tells LA Times that Michael Jackson is in hospital. This is then reported by Associated Press

2.44pm (10.44pm) - breaks news Michael Jackson has died, leading Google to crash.

3:15 p.m (11.15pm): Legendary Pop star Michael Jackson was pronounced dead by doctors this afternoon after arriving at a hospital in a deep coma, city and law enforcement sources told The Times

3.27pm (11.27pm) – AP reports that a person with knowledge of the situation says Michael Jackson has died

4.25pm (12.25am) - CNN reports Michael Jackson has died after confirmation from coroner's ofifice

Jermaine Jackson holds a press conference at the hospital and confirms Michael Jackson died after having a heart attack

In the early hours Michael Jackson's body is transferred to L.A County Coroner's Office.

The news comes as Michael Jackson, 50, was attempting a comeback after years of tabloid headlines, most notably his trial and acquittal on child molestation charges.

In May, The Times reported that Michael Jackson had rented the Bel Air residence and was rehearsing for a series of 50 sold-out shows in London’s O2 Arena. Michael Jackson had won the backing of two billionaires to get the so-called “King of Pop” back on stage.

His backers envision the shows at AEG’s O2 as an audition for a career rebirth that could ultimately encompass a three-year world tour, a new album, movies, a Graceland-like museum, musical revues in Las Vegas and Macau, and even a “Thriller” casino. Such a rebound could wipe out Michael Jackson’s massive debt.

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