Michael Jackson dead at 50
Celebrity gossip site TMZ was the first to report Jackson's cardiac arrest and Jackson's death, citing sources close to the family.
The LA Times confirmed TMZ's story, citing City and LAPD sources: "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."
The LAPD has opened an investigation into Jackson's death, although they stressed there is no evidence at this time of wrongdoing.
Jackson leaves behind two sons, Prince Michael 7, and Michael Joseph Jackson Jr., 12, and daughter Paris Michael Katherine, 11.
RIP Michael, you will be missed.