Michael Jackson “The King of Pop” Dead, Age 50

72490865JM010_The_World_MusAn autopsy on entertainer Michael Jackson has been scheduled for Friday and results are expected by afternoon, according to the Los Angeles, California, coroner’s office.

The “King of Pop,” who was preparing for a comeback tour, died Thursday at age 50.

Jackson, under apparent cardiac arrest, was taken from his home by paramedics to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, where a team of physicians tried to resuscitate him for more than an hour, said Jackson’s brother Jermaine. He said the music idol was pronounced dead at 2:26 p.m. (5:26 p.m. ET).

Another one of Jackson’s eight siblings told CNN that he learned of Jackson’s death through his manager, Frank Dileo.

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Pictured: Singer Michael Jackson recieves the Diamond Award on stage during the 2006 World Music Awards at Earls Court on November 15, 2006 in London. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)