On June 25, 2009, American singer Michael Jackson died of acute propofol intoxication after he suffered cardiac arrest at his home in the Holmby Hills neighborhood in Los Angeles, California. His personal physician, Conrad Murray, said he found Jackson in his room, not breathing, but with a faint pulse, and that he administered CPR on his bed to no avail. After placing a call to 911 at 12:20 p.m., Jackson was treated by paramedics at his home, and later pronounced dead at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
How the major news networks broke the news of the death of Michael Jackson
On July 7, 2009 a memorial service for Michael Jackson was held at the Staples Centre in LA. Thousands attended what media outlets dubbed 'the greatest show on earth'.