A Los Angeles city official confirmed that Michael Jackson is dead. The official said he passed away at 1:07 p.m. Pacific, New York Times reported.
Jackson, 50, was pronounced dead by doctors after arriving at a Los Angeles hospital in a deep coma.
CPR was administered to the pop star in the ambulance on his way to the hospital but they failed to revive him, TMZ reported.
A family member told had told TMZ said the singer is in really bad shape” when he was rushed to hospital.
Jackson was born in Indiana in 1958. He rose to fame as part of the successful pop group The Jackson Five, formed with his brothers in 1967.