Reuters said:By Bob Tourtellotte Bob Tourtellotte – 8 mins ago
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Pop giant Michael Jackson, who took to the stage as a child star and set the world dancing to exuberant rhythms for decades, died on Thursday, TMZ website reported. He was 50.
There was no official confirmation of the reported death and spokespersons for Jackson could not be reached for comment.
"We've just learned Michael Jackson has died," TMZ said.
"Michael suffered a cardiac arrest earlier this afternoon at his Holmby Hills home and paramedics were unable to revive him. We're told when paramedics arrived Jackson had no pulse and they never got a pulse back," the entertainment site said.
It added, "A source tells us Jackson was dead when paramedics arrived."
Earlier, the Los Angeles Times said the singer had been rushed to a Los Angeles-area hospital by fire department paramedics who found him not breathing when they arrived at the singer's home.
The newspaper said paramedics performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation at the scene before taking him to the UCLA Medical Center hospital.
Being the same age as Michael, this is sad news. I remember growing up and the music being so happy from the Jackson 5. He had such talent but unfortunately, his life took so many sad turns. Hopefully the man (and the child he remained) is at peace. I feel very bad for his children.
And Farrah Fawcett losing her battle with cancer today too. A very sad day in the entertainment world.
I expect to hear that Patrick Swayze has passed soon. My aunt had pancreatic cancer too and it just wastes the body terribly.
So much sad, sad news.