Michael Jackson Dead at Age 50

Michael Jackson, the third best selling pop star of all time and probably the most influential artist of the last 50 years, died as a result of cardiac arrest at his home earlier today. From TMZ:

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.

A source tells us Jackson was dead when paramedics arrived.

Once at the hospital, the staff tried to resuscitate him but he was completely unresponsive.

Michael Jackson Dead at Age 50