Michael Jackson has died of a cardiac arrest. Paramedics came to his home this afternoon after the popular artist stopped breathing.

When they arrived, he had no pulse and after repeated attempts to revive him, he was pronounced dead. He was the one of the greatest singers and his songs were on a number of different movie soundtracks over the years, and as an actor he appeared in the film The Wiz.

The world is never going to forget his extended music video for Thriller, directed by John Landis. Though he’s had his share of problems and controversies over the years, it’s sad to hear that one of the great pop-culture icons of our generation has passed on. He was only 50. RIP