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Doctors sought to revive Jackson for an hour: Brother

The "King of Pop" is believed to have suffered "cardiac arrest" but the formal cause of death will not be known until his autopsy.

world Updated: Jun 26, 2009 15:04 IST

Emergency hospital workers tried for over an hour to resuscitate Michael Jackson after he collapsed at home from an apparent heart attack, brother and official family spokesman Jermaine Jackson said on Thursday.

The "King of Pop" is believed to have suffered "cardiac arrest" but the formal cause of death will not be known until his autopsy, Jackson said at a emotional news conference hours after his brother was confirmed dead at the age of 50.

"His personal physician who was with him at the time attempted to resuscitate my brother. As did the paramedics who transported him to Ronald Reagan UCLA medical center," Jackson read from a prepared statement.

"Upon arriving at the hospital, at approximately 1:14 pm (2014 GMT), a team of doctors including emergency physicians and cardiologists attempted to resuscitate him. For periods of more than one hour. They were unsuccessful," he said.

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