Michael Jackson: The 911 Call

A 911 caller from Michael Jackson's home says he wasn't breathing or responding to efforts to revive him.

The Los Angeles Fire Department released the 911 call Friday.

The caller reported that Jackson was on a bed, he wasn't breathing and wasn't responding to CPR.

The unidentified caller said Jackson only was with his personal doctor at the time.

Jackson was pronounced dead later Thursday at UCLA Medical Center.

Los Angeles County coroner's Lt. Brian Elias says an autopsy began shortly after 9 a.m. Friday and could take three to four hours.

Additional laboratory tests, including toxicology tests, are likely and those results wouldn't be known for several weeks.



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Michael Jackson's body is now at the Los Angeles County coroner's office and an autopsy is scheduled.

Jackson's brother Jermaine said earlier at a hospital press conference that it's believed that the pop star died of cardiac arrest.

Jermaine Jackson cautioned that the cause of his death would not be known until the autopsy was performed.

He said Michael Jackson's personal doctor and paramedics tried to resuscitate him at his rented home in Holmby Hills. A team of doctors at UCLA Medical Center also tried for more than an hour.

Los Angeles police Lt. Gregg Strenk said at a separate news conference that police robbery-homicide detectives have been ordered to investigate, which is common in a high-profile case.



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Michael Jackson was rushed to the hospital this afternoon. Multiple reports now say the singer, age 50, has died.

Officials say he was not breathing when paramedics arrived at his Los Angeles home, and CPR was performed in the ambulance.



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A fire department official tells the Los Angeles Times that Michael Jackson has been rushed to the hospital.

Steve Ruda told the newspaper Thursday that Jackson was not breathing when Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to a call at his Los Angeles home about 12:30 p.m.

The paramedics performed CPR and took him to UCLA Medical Center, Ruda told the paper.

L. Londell McMillan, a lawyer for Jackson, did not have any information. Messages left for other Jackson associates were not immediately returned.

The hospitalization and death was first reported by the Web site TMZ.


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  • by David Location: Kinston on Jul 3, 2009 at 12:25 AM
    He was a talented entertainer.But something went haywire as he got older.His doctor was there to pump drugs to him.
  • by Jimmy on Jun 29, 2009 at 08:24 PM
    Yes he was a wonderful entertainer. But when it is all said and done, when the breath leaves your body, you will spend eternity somewhere. Lets hope MJ was a Christian. He will always be forever young now.
  • by Very sad on Jun 29, 2009 at 03:23 PM
    First of all I agree with the person who says there are alot of child molestors in the world, so do not think your child is safe. I think some of you have gone overboard with that just so you can sit on your behinds and write ignorant comments about a man who has never harmed you. Second in the 80's I had a major crush on Michael. He was good looking, talented, and just fabolous. Third someone's son, father, brother and uncle has died so show some respect just like if it was your family member, because when anyone dies all I can think about is their family. God Bless everyone who have lost someone dear to them, because it is very sad when it happens.
  • by Wolfgang Location: Chocowinity,NC on Jun 29, 2009 at 01:20 PM
    US Marine General Ed McMahon. I salute you Sir. "Brigadier General Ed McMahon." Lets say thank you Ed McMahon for his Military service to our Country. During World War II, McMahon was a fighter pilot in the United States Marine Corps serving as a flight instructor and test pilot. He was a decorated pilot "Six Air Medals and was discharged in 1946, remaining in the reserves. After college, McMahon returned to active duty. He was sent to Korea in February 1952. He flew unarmed OE-1 Bird Dogs on 85 tactical air control and artillery spotting missions. He remained in the Marine Corps Reserve, retiring with the rank of Colonel in 1966 and was then commissioned as a Brigadier General in the California Air National Guard. Farewell Marine
  • by Heather Location: JVille on Jun 29, 2009 at 10:33 AM
    Michael Jackson was a pop icon in his day. Then he turned into a complete weirdo. Holding babies over balconies, having multiple child molestation charges brought against him. He doesn't deserve to be idolized by anyone. He was a very creepy person. It's ridiculous that everyone loves him now that he's gone. Why not talk about Farrah? She was a good person. You never heard negative crazy things about her. She battled cancer for almost 3 years. She was a great actress & beautiful person. Mourn Farrah. Mourn Ed McMahon. Even Billy Mays now. All of them are much better members of society than MJ was.
  • by Anonymous Location: Washington NC on Jun 29, 2009 at 09:24 AM
    I am deeply hurt by Michael Jackson death. This is no time to be making jokes about his death or him. You people are cruel. You all wouldn't like it if it were one of your loved ones. My heart goes out to the Jackson family. He will truly be missed by his family and me always and forever.
  • by BW Location: Washington NC on Jun 29, 2009 at 08:37 AM
    Anonymous, You know I was thinking the same thing about "you people". How heartless you all can be. How sad your lives must be when you can only love each other. RIP Michael Jackson
  • by Concerned Location: Greenville, NC on Jun 29, 2009 at 07:51 AM
    To all of you who is making a joke of Michael Jackson's death. Just wait until it is your family. It will hit you where it hurts.
  • by JB Location: Washington on Jun 29, 2009 at 07:26 AM
    Why is it someone has to die before we celebrate their life?
  • by carl Location: greenville on Jun 29, 2009 at 07:14 AM
    hey wolfgang, if mj is in heaven, major news story. i think he sold his soul to the devil a long time ago. what a waste of human flesh.
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