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Michael Jackson's death: Jermaine Jackson speaks

Jermaine At a brief news conference in the auditorium of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center this evening,  Jermaine Jackson sighed audibly several times before addressing reporters.

“This is hard,” he said softly. “My brother, the legendary King of Pop, passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 2:26 p.m.... It is believed he passed away of cardiac arrest.”

He said Michael Jackson's personal physician, Dr. Tohme R. Tohme, was with him at the house and had tried to resuscitate him. He said paramedics also tried to revive his brother and “upon arriving at the hospital at 1:14 p.m., a team of doctors, including emergency physicians and a cardiologist, worked to resuscitate him for a period of more than one hour but were unsuccessful.“

Jackson said a definitive cause of death would not be known until an autopsy is performed.

“May Allah be with you, Michael, always,” Jermaine Jackson said, ending the news conference.

UCLA officials did not say anything about Michael Jackson.

“We’re respecting the family’s wishes with respect to the patients’ privacy,” said hospital spokeswoman Roxanne Moster.

During the news conference, fans in the hospital courtyard lit candles and sang Michael Jackson songs.

-- Carla Hall in Westwood

An emotional Jermaine Jackson makes a statement to the press that his brother Michael Jackson had passed away at the UCLA Medical Center in Westwood on June 25, 2009. Genaro Molina / LA Times

 
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I will miss my fave singr dat is Micheal Jackson the best till the end of my life it means till i die. i have nevr missed a single tv show or a concert of him wheather it is in another country.I always see him in the mirror in the core of my heart.Not a single person in d world can take his place.May Allah bless him and I am also proud thet he became a Muslim.All d people of the world wont forget u. i used to die to see your shows.

I was blessed to know Michael in his teens. He always wanted me to hang out with him. We liked each other in the boy/girl way but his father put a stop to us! Michael's father did not want Michael to have a personal life he just would punish him and make him work. Michael I was one of the lucky people who knew you and YOU WILL ALWAYS BE LOVED BY ME....YOU WERE SO SWEET TO ME.....MICHAEL I MISS YOU SO......MICHAEL I LOVE YOU.....

The Jackson 5 will always be the best....Jermaine you are awesome, a bright shining star.....a blessing to your family, be strong..............

Hi...may God rest u in peace ..U have been a good Singer and a u mark urself with a good trace in life may God Forgive u and us all ..

alfatihah to mikael.... its good that u michael converted to islam, a true religion

We will be holding a 1 minute silence at work, i think this legend deserves this, we should all do it. We will also be playing Micheal Jackson songs at work. He was one of our valued customers and I don't think anyone will change the world like he did. Lots of love and RIP in from the team at NUR76.

Please tell me just what is that thing on jermaine jackson's head? is it shiny rubber, plastic or a thick thick shiny mold of whatever which resembles hair? whatever it is Jermaine, please take a good look at how that thing appears. It's shocking!

R.I.P MICHAEL JACKSON you was a legand you will be missed and god bless you michael you was a great person shouldnt of died wish u are here and aat 6.00 we are havin one minute silence for you

I am very sad today. The world has lost a legendary icon. My very first record was Bad. I was 4 years old. Just to show that he has touched many generations throughout his life. He will be missed very much. May God bless his soul.

May god keep you in his arms, as we all will keep you in our hearts, and may god forgive those who gave you a bad name and may god forgive them. Please god keep michael family strong and god bless them, as they have lost one of there members of there tree.

always in my heart

I would not be surprised, but while a Doctor might give a patient a prescription for just about any oral opiate painkiller what ifif Michael was geing given injectable opiates like demerol, fentanyl or morpheine? That's something which is usually only given in doctors offcies and hospitals.
Just like Elvis's Doctor this Doctor could end up in big trouble.
Hey, Michael was 50 years old and very few 50 year olds will die from cardiac arrest.
I went into cardiac arrest last year while jogging. I was later told that my age and health was why I survived

Allah bless you Mickael.YU were so sensible , so soft, that you have touched all the world with your music;
but money hungry people do not let a so big financial resourced man like u, inventing bad things saying false things about yu.Yes it is so easy for them .They have doing bad to your heart.
you were always a good human being .
Insallah they will respect your feelings of a moslim.BUT world and media are theirs..So we must pray.
you are not died you are alive in our hearts.

mikaeel u r the best ever love ur islamic music may allah grant u jannah ameen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jermaine just had to insert the "Allah" reference.

Bye Michael... tks 4 everything... we love you... Rest in Peace
VascOvie family, Asuncion,Paraguay

When I heard this I was numb from the idea that the king of pop is gone. I have a image of him in that Tupac video of all the great artist Sammy, Ellington, and so many others welcoming him into their company
. Michael you will live on in our hearts and mind. like the great kings of empires long gone but immortalized. by your contrabutions to our world.
RIP my brother. Allah Akbah!

Jermaine, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Like you I lost my little brother and I feel what you are going through. My brother was not famous until his death. He died at the World Trade Center, He was a fireman. After his death he became very popular. I became very busy talking to strangers who knew my brother from seeing him on TV and reading about him in the newspapers

So many people will be sending their condolences and they will always remember him on the anniversary of his death. You must remain strong though out this time for the rest of your family. May God bless you and your family

Al-Hamdu-lillah! Michael Jackson is a Muslim! I always saw him wearing his pants above the ankles (one of the Islamic dress requirements), and Al-Hamdu-lillah that is brother Jermaine is also a Muslim so that his Janaza rights will be fulfilled. I am just a Muslim who used to be a fan, and now the media must leave him alone and let his rights be fulfilled.

One of the duas that a Muslim recites during the Janaza (for those who are Muslim witnessing) is the dua asking Allah to give him a wife better than the wife in this world, which is the belief that we have the maidens in Paradise along with the belief that a woman in Islam who dies without being married, Allah will give her a husband in Paradise.

may Jehova be with you

To: The jackson family specially Jermaine . I want you to know Jermaine that Michael did a great job while he was here with us .. God is going to award him for a job well done . Michael brought joy, love , harmony in our lives . He will never be forgotten , My prayers are with you and your family . Jermaine I admire you . you look like the stronger one in the family. be strong and finish michael's business for him specially his children . God bless.

MICHAEL JACKSON YOU HAVE TOUCHED SO MANY PEOPLE WITH YOUR YOUR MUSIC,AND I KNOW FOR A FACT YOU WILL LIVE ON FOREVER.SOME PEOPLE MAY NOT UNDERSTAND HOW IMPORTANT AND SHORT LIFE IS UNTIL THEY SEE ANGELS LIKE YOU THAT HAVE FALLEN.YOUR LIFE MAY HAVE NOT BEEN THE BEST AND YOU MAY HAVE BEEN THROUGH HELL IN BACK BUT I DONT KNOW ANYONE YOU CAN GO THROUGH THAT AND TOUCH AS MANY PEOPLE YOU HAVE.MY LIL SISTER WHO IS ONLY 9 IS TOUCHED BY YOU PASSING AWAY.I TRULY THINK THAT IS REMARKABLE. I KNOW YOU DONT BELIEVE IN GOD BUT MAY GOD BLESS YOUR CHILDREN YOUR FAMILY WIHILE YOU REST IN PEACE IN PARADISE

WE LOVE YOU MICHEAL!!!!

I wish him much peace where is he is now.
Condolences to his mother, a parent should not have to see their child die , to his brothers and sisters and children

I hope now Paul MacCathney and John Landis will leave his estate alone

I wish Micheal more peace than he could have imagine possible in his afterlife!

i love yoooh michael!!! xx i will miss yooh so much. . ,, R.I.P. . . // yooh have touched me in so many ways and i love your moonwalk and your singing and dancing!! xx =]

Keep strong Jermaine, now is a time for the family to stick together more than ever. Blessings to you and the family for always...

Michael Jackson was a very neurotic, unbalanced man with many problems and yet he is idolized by the ignorant masses.
Unbelievable! These same idiots are probably the ones who accept a great number of other deviant behavior patterns.
My own opinion was that Michael was a pathetic misfit.

 
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