Pop icon Michael Jackson has died, not long after being rushed to UCLA Medical Center this afternoon after paramedics discovered him unconscious at his home in Bel Air, Calif., the Los Angeles Times reports.
ABC News — which had scored several exclusive interviews with Jackson during his career– has already scheduled a primetime special about Jackson’s life for this evening at 9 p.m.
NBC has also expanded tonight’s previously announced Farrah Fawcett special to two hours and will now devoted 9-11 p.m. to retrospectives on both pop icons.
CBS has also decided to air a primetime special on Jackson at 10 p.m. this evening. The hour may also include coverage of Fawcett’s passing.
Paramedics responded to a 911 call at Jackson’s home around 12:26 p.m. Jackson was not breathing when they arrived. The paramedics performed CPR on Jackson before taking him to the hospital.
TMZ.com first reported the news of Jackson’s death.
–Vlada Gelman and Josef Adalian