Following Michael Jackson's sudden death yesterday, his brother Jermaine made a statement at the hospital to confirm the tragic news and to give a little more information about the shocking series of events, here's what he said:
“My brother, the legendary King of Pop Michael Jackson, passed away on Thursday June 25, 2009 at 2.26pm. It is believed he suffered cardiac arrest in his home. However, the cause of his death is unknown until results of the autopsy are known.
His personal physician who was with him at the time attempted to resuscitate my brother, as did the paramedics who transported him to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Centre. Upon arriving at the hospital at approximately 1.14pm, a team of doctors including emergency physicians and cardiologists attempted to resuscitate him for a period of more than hour, and they were unsuccessful.
Our family requests that the media please respect our privacy during this tough time. May Allah be with you, Michael, always. Love you.”
Our thoughts remain with Michael's family, friends and fans.