“The King of Pop” dies at the age of 50.
June 25, 2009
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It is apparent in the reaction around the world-the passing of Michael Jackson has stunned the world. The “King of Pop” is gone.
It has been reported that Jackson had fallen at his rented home in Bel Air, California. Family placed a 911 call and reported that Jackson was not breathing. Jackson was apparently unresponsive when paramedics arrived and had fallen in a deep coma. Fire officials tried to resituate Jackson while in route to the UCLA Medical Center.
The Los Angeles coroner’s office has confirmed that Jackson, 50, was pronounced dead at 2:26 pm (west coast time) after being giving CPR. While there had not been reports of Jackson being in ill health, family spokesperson Brian Oxman has spoken out about the possibility of prescription pills as being an underlying cause of Jackson’s sudden cardiac arrest. He also said he had warned family about those that surrounded Jackson and compared his situation of being enabled to that of Anna Nicole Smith. Smith passed in 2007 from a toxic drug mix. Circumstances surrounding her death are that her inner circle helped to facilitate her taking of the dangerous mix of drugs and often “drug shopped” for her.
Cardiac arrest, not to be confused with a heart attack, has a small window of opportunity in order for a patient to survive. According to the American Heart Association, over 95 percent of persons that suffer cardiac arrest die before reaching the hospital. Cardiac arrest is the sudden, abrupt loss of heart function. It is also noted that few attempts of resuscitation succeed after 10 minutes.
Jackson’s family is also UCLA Medical Center with father, Joe, in route from Las Vegas.
Brian Oxman has told news that the family continues to be with one another in a private room at the hospital.
Jackson was getting ready for a summer tour beginning in London. The tour had a schedule of 50 concerts in London beginning on July 13. All of the concerts sold out within hours of going on sale. The concerts were set to continue through February 2010.