June 25th, 2009
05:36 PM ET

Michael Jackson taken to hospital with cardiac arrest

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We're learning from our affiliate, KTLA, that Michael Jackson has been hospitalized. He was taken to the UCLA Hospital with cardiac arrest. We'll keep you posted with more details. More information tonight.

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  1. Javed Banbhan

    awwww.....Michael we will miss u so much...RIP

    June 26, 2009 at 7:05 am |
  2. Sheila T

    I was on my way to work today when I heard the news on the radio I even felt like calling in, my heart went out to him and I was sad to heard that the King of Pop is gone. Micheal a musical geneis and a very awesome and talented dancer I love to watch him perform i will truly miss him in this life time and if he ended up in heaven then one day i get to see him again, hopefully if he knew the Lord, the creator of the universe(God) I send my condolences to his family and may the Lord see them through the grieving process. Micheal was 6years older than me i never met him or been to his concerts Im a big fan but not a craze fan. there will only be one king of pop and one king of rock and roll no one will ever live up to elvis or micheal. Micheal thought beyond, even though mentally he was not all there i believe that micheal went back to a time in his life when he was most comfortable and that was the age of 4. I say that because his son was asked during and interview how old is your dad and he said 4 and I beleived he son was right. he didn't say 44 he said my dad is 4. through eveything he has been through micheal was a very lonely man and never got to enjoy his child hood. I beleive that with his come back he had to be better and beyond what he has ever done and I think he put to much stress on himself trying to be a perfect performer. through it all the child molestation case i think everthing just took a toll on his body and his heart couldn't take it. He was a loving man with a good heart and he just wanted people to come together no matter what race you are and be happy and be united and just live life loving everybody that comes across your path way.

    June 26, 2009 at 4:09 am |
  3. Nathan Anderson

    i loved the songs you made. You were good with the jackson 5 and by yourself you are a true legend

    June 26, 2009 at 4:09 am |
  4. Nathan Anderson

    he was a really good person and great singer. He was about to go on tour too sold out all his gigs.

    June 26, 2009 at 4:06 am |
  5. Mark.Durnen

    Hello, I just wanted to say that Michael and Farrah are out of all
    their pain now ,and are home with Jesus.And their familys will
    see them again.they are in all their glory,and I know jesus
    welcome them with open arms.Their in heaven now.

    God bless,you all,
    MI. U.S.A.

    June 26, 2009 at 4:05 am |
  6. Don Tireman

    Surreal is an understatement, the most shocking day news-wise, since 9/11, and the most cataclysmic entertainment news since the death of Elvis Presley.

    June 26, 2009 at 3:53 am |
  7. rudjoh1

    it is sad ,there is alot more important news that will impact the world he will be not be forgotten but the news of the world should not stop there are hunderds being killed around the world and there no coverage a super star maybe but there is more important news then his death

    June 26, 2009 at 3:53 am |
  8. Sheila

    as a teenager from a small town in GA, I remember my aunt purchasing me the victory concert tour ticket. i was so excited. it was my first concert. he was so talented. we were blessed to have such a wonderful man to share his musical ability with us.

    June 26, 2009 at 3:29 am |
  9. Leah

    RIP M.J.

    Your name and music will forever be a legend.

    June 26, 2009 at 3:04 am |
  10. Anna Maria Aramil

    To Michael Jackson who serenaded us with his beautiful music. Thank you for the music that made us dance, for the love songs, for Billie Jean, scary Thriller, and for sharing your sadness and your joys. Most of all thank you for letting us know: "You are not alone, I am here with you, though you're far away I am here to stay. You are not alone, I am here with you, though we're far apart you're always in my heart. You are not alone"...

    Today and for many years to come we will mourn the death of a remarkable, multi-talented, misunderstood, and highly scrutinized celebrity of all time. His untimely death made us all realized that despite his flaws his music was the perfect extension of himself.

    Sorry Michael that we neglected to look beyond your appearance. We forgot that your true self lies in the music that will forever inspire us.

    June 26, 2009 at 1:53 am |
  11. Lillieth Brooklyn, N.Y.

    The legendary Michael Jackson, King of Pop has left us with a huge void no one can fill. As a teenager growing up in the '80s, the tempo of his music was like the blood running through ones veins. He was an icon, his music,unmatched and his moonwalk, Oh, so magical. The man was magical himself.In the face of adversity, he remained poised and graceful. He fed the hungry and had genuine love for children and the unfortunate. My heart is filled with grief and an emptiness of losing such a precious soul. MICHAEL, I LOVE YOU ! You are the greatest! Now that you're resting, hopefully, your lifelong critics will now give it a rest. You're the KING, no one takes your crown! MJ, we miss you. R.I.P

    June 26, 2009 at 1:49 am |
  12. Joy McPherson, Tobago

    It is heart rending learning about Michael Jackson's death but he will be forever remembered for his incredible talent that he shared with the world. It is so sad to lose such a great musical icon that has set some exemplary standards that influence artistes today. My prayers go out to his family who haven't lost an icon but lost a son, a brother, a father, an uncle and so much more. I pray that God keeps them comforted and renews their hope.
    God Bless

    June 26, 2009 at 1:34 am |
  13. monica charles

    Michael, you will truly be missed. I feel as though i have lost a family member. He has been a part of my life for as along as i can remember. R.I.P. M.J.

    June 26, 2009 at 1:33 am |
  14. Kisha Clark

    Michael Jackson brought a new way of thinking to the world of music. He thought it & brought it ! He will definitely be missed & not for his death no not this. Melody of music, entertainment in a show, therapy for the mind, 4sho. His articulateness made way for many with his style, talent, and performance, this is oh so tragic, don't we all wish this was bad Magic? God's child will rest awhile. R.I.P. M.J Prayers go out the family and host of friends. Kisha Clark , Westland Michigan

    June 26, 2009 at 1:29 am |
  15. nurys

    I feel overwhelming, It's so sad, I will miss you, We grow up together
    you on the inside of the tv and I on the ouside living your music your
    voice your movement your espirit, living YOU

    I will always love you Michael.

    June 26, 2009 at 1:27 am |
  16. Nana Yaa

    I could not believe de news when I heard it. I ve been up all day just listening to de comments on CNN. It's really heart breaking and alot of children & even adults I believe will go through alot of emotional shock on dis day. Micheal, eventhough u are no more, u still have a mark in my heart and dat of my brothers. We love you, love all ur records & music videos. Ride on legend! Ride on! Becos u still alive in spirit.

    June 26, 2009 at 1:05 am |
  17. Nancy

    I am saddened by the death of Michael Jackson, I was at work today with co-workers celebrating my 53rd birthday when i heard the news. I grew up with Micheal and the Jackson 5.

    I was crazy about him, and will always be. He was a wonderful human being and the ultimate artist. He will be greatly missed.

    My heartfelt prayers are with his family.

    June 26, 2009 at 12:58 am |
  18. Tamika Denise Hoy

    hi this is Tamika i was listening on the radio that Michael Jackson died, then i ran int to my mom bedroom and told her.At first he wasn't dead then a few minutes ago my mom screamed out oh no he is dead! then i went into the bathroom and broke down crying and i'm 9 years old.Next my mom called everyone to tell them about the news.So, r.i.p. Michael Jackson.

    June 26, 2009 at 12:57 am |
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