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Posted on: Thursday, June 25, 2009

Brother says cardiac arrest was likely cause of death


By LYNN ELBER
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES ó Michael Jacksonís brother says itís believed that the pop star died of cardiac arrest.

Jermaine Jackson cautioned at a hospital press conference today that the cause of his death would not be known until an autopsy was performed.
He said Michael Jacksonís personal doctor and paramedics tried to resuscitate him at his rented home in Holmby Hills. A team of doctors at UCLA Medical Center also tried for more than an hour.
Los Angeles police Lt. Gregg Strenk said at a separate news conference that police robbery-homicide detectives have been ordered to investigate, which is common in a high-profile case. Strenk says the coronerís office, which will handle inquiries into the type of death, is taking possession of the body.