Jermaine Jackson: Michael's Cause of Death is "Unknown"

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A visibly shaken Jermaine Jackson spoke to reporters yesterday, outside UCLA Medical Center."


"My brother, the legendary king of pop, Michael Jackson, passed away on Thursday, June 25, at 2:26 p.m.," he said. "It is believed he suffered cardiac arrest in his home. However, the cause of his death is unknown until the results of the autopsy are known.

"The personal physician who was with him at the time attempted to resuscitate my brother - as did paramedics who transported him to the hospital," he continued. "Upon arriving at the hospital at approximately 1:14 p.m., a team of doctors, including emergency physicians and cardiologists, attempted to resuscitate him for a period of one hour and they were unsuccessful.

"Our family requests that the media please respect our privacy during this tough time," he concluded. "May Allah be with you Michael, always."

Michael's body was airlifted to the L.A. County Coroner's Office late Thursday, as an autopsy is scheduled for Friday.

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