Rushed to hospital, Cardiac Arrest Reported
Michael Jackson dead

American superstar Michael Jackson has died following a cardiac arrest, reports in the United States suggest.

Michael Jackson's health has been the subject of much discussion in recent times. The singer announced a massive residency in the O2 Arena earlier this year, with many arguing that Jackson's body would not be able to take the strain.

Michael Jackson had not completed a tour in twelve years, and recent reports showed the singer expressing doubts over the residency to fans.

Meanwhile, British tabloids uncovered evidence that the singer was suffering from a form of skin cancer, with Jackson reportedly attending specialists for treatment.

The new developments are still reaching ClashMusic, with no official announcement being made on the singer's health. According to reports on the ,BBC, Jackson was rushed to hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest at his home in Los Angeles.

Following treatment from paramedics the icon was declared dead at the UCLA hospital in Los Angeles. A spokeswoman for The Outside Organisation, who are organising the publicity for Jackson's UK concerts, said she had no comment at this time.

Speaking to BBC News Uri Gellar - a close friend of Michael Jackson's - hoped desperately for the news to be discredited. "I'm devastated - it's very, very sad."

"I'm still trying to hold on to the glimmer that it's not true. It's too surreal for me to absorb that Michael is no longer with us."

Scores of fans have already begun to gather outside the UCLA Hospital building in Los Angeles.

Stay tuned to ClashMusic for further updates regarding Jackson's death and remarkable life.

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