Iconic pop legend Michael Jackson, 50, was pronounced dead this afternoon shortly after 3:00 PM PST.

Michael Jackson was quickly rushed to UCLA medical center in critical condition after suffering a heart attack in a rented Los Angeles area home shortly after !2:00 PM PST.

Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedics reported that they arrived at Jackson’s home and found him not breathing.  After nearly 3 hours in the hospital in a reported coma, Jackson was pronounced dead by medical personell.

Michael Jackson was in Los Angeles preparing for a sold-out 50 show tour in London, England planned for later this year.

Sources have reported that Jackson was “too weak to rehearse” several times in previous weeks.

The planned tour would have marked the beginning of a comeback for Jackson, who has fallen deeply into debt and faced several lawsuits alleging child molestation in recent years.

Jeff White

Jeff has been an active gambler from the age of 18 when he won a small local poker tournament in San Jose, CA. He moved on to playing other casino games shortly thereafter, with a great interest in the statistics and mathematics involved. He has studied the historical gambling systems of nearly every popular casino game played today, and has written strategy books for several of them including blackjack, slot machines, craps, and roulette. Jeff has been a daily contributor to the Silver Oak Casino blog since the beginning of 2009.