Michael Jackson has died: Reports
Pop star Michael Jackson has died, according to reports.
The singer suffered a cardiac arrest at his home and arrived at hospital in a coma, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Captain Steve Ruda, of Los Angeles Fire Department, said in reports paramedics responded to a call at Jackson's home around 12.26pm.
He was not breathing when they arrived. The paramedics performed CPR but he was reportedly totally unresponsive.
Close friend Uri Geller told Sky News he was hoping desperately that the reports were not true: "I must hear it from a doctor. I cannot believe everything I see and read and hear at the moment. I hope its not true, I'm waiting like you are, like the whole planet is waiting to hear it from the mouth of the doctor taking car of him."
"I'm absolutely devestated and shocked. He was a young man terribly fit and basically in good shape. If it is true I am just in total shock."
A spokesman for UCLA said that due to patient confidentiality the medical centre could not comment on or confirm the reports.
Jackson suffered a cardiac arrest, according to website TMZ. Once at the hospital, staff tried to resuscitate him but he was completely unresponsive, the website added.
The singer was given cardiopulmonary resuscitation and was not breathing when paramedics arrived at his home, according to the Los Angeles Times.
A cardiologist at UCLA told TMZ that Jackson died of cardiac arrest.