Reports are piling up. According to several US websites, legend Michael Jackson, 50, was rushed to hospital in Los Angeles earlier today after suffering a cardiac arrest.
TMZ were the first ones to break the news: "A source tells us Jackson was dead when paramedics arrived. A cardiologist at UCLA tells TMZ Jackson died of cardiac arrest", they wrote on their website.
According to the LA Times, "Pop icon Michael Jackson is dead". According to a 3:15 pm update, "Pop star Michael Jackson was pronounced dead by doctors this afternoon after arriving at a hospital in a deep coma, city and law enforcement sources told The Times".
In Europe, France's Le Figaro reports the popstar wasn't breathing when they took him to hospital and Italy's la Repubblica's main headline is "Michael Jackson is dead. A heart attack killed him". According to Germany's Spiegel, "Michael Jackson ist tot", with the added news that "Der King of Pop is gestorben".
British sites are, as always, extremely cautious. The BBC and The Guardian are simply talking of "Michael Jackson taken to hospital", though BBC News adds he "was not breathing when paramedics arrived". The Sun online, however, reports: "Jacko Dead".