June 26, 2009 - 9:43AM
Pop icon Michael Jackson died today after suffering a cardiac arrest, multiple US media outlets reported, sending shockwaves through the entertainment world.
The Los Angeles Times and TMZ.com celebrity news website reported Jackson, 50, died after suffering an arrest just after 12pm local time (0500 AEST) and paramedics were unable to revive him.
The Times cited multiple city and law enforcement officials as confirming the pop icon's death.
Jackson's manager Tohme E. Tohme was not available for comment. Officials at UCLA Medical Centre where Jackson was treated also could not be reached for comment.
National and local television networks showed hundreds of media gathered at UCLA Medical Centre for what appeared to be a briefing.
Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Devin Gales did not confirm Jackson's identity but said paramedics went to an addr
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