Jermaine Jackson publicly confirms the death of his singer brother Michael Jackson, asking reporters to give the family some time to grieve and respect their privacy.
While news regarding Michael Jackson’s death keeps inundating the web, his family has just released a public statement to the many awaiting reporters gathering outside U.C.L.A. Medical Center, where the late singer was pronounced dead for a reported cardiac arrest. On Thursday, June 25, the same day the King of Pop passed away, his brother Jermaine Jackson faced the press, sharing with them few details surrounding Michael’s death. “My brother, the legendary king of pop, Michael Jackson, passed away on Thursday, June 25, at 2:26 P.M.,” Jermaine told the media shortly before 6:30 P.M. After taking deep breath, he then continued stating, “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.” Appearing obviously distraught, Jermaine went on revealing, “The personal physician who was with him at the time attempted to resuscitate my brother. As did paramedics who transported him to the hospital. 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.” He then ended his statement, saying “Our family requests that the media please respect our privacy during this tough time, and may Allah be with you Michael, always.” TMZ has the footage of Jermaine’s speech.