Michael Jackson, Dead at 50
The Los Angeles Times confirms that the King of Pop, 50-year-old Michael Jackson, has died after a cardiac episode in Los Angeles. Jackson was reportedly rushed to UCLA Medical Center this afternoon; paramedics reported that Jackson was not breathing when he arrived at the hospital. NBC News and other sources have also confirmed the singer's death.
His death comes just days before the scheduled start of his 50-date tour at London's O2 Arena. Story developing.
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