Michael Jackson death tape hits internet

Last Updated: Thu, Feb 25, 2010 05:56 hrs

A new Michael Jackson video has appeared online - one which has recorded paramedics declaring pop legend dead.

Femalefirst.co.uk reports that the tape, which is believed to feature a Los Angeles Fire Department medical calling ahead to the UCLA Hospital in Santa Monica, could be used as an evidence in the trial against Jackson's personal physician Conrad Murray who has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

The voice in the tape said: "Patient is Michael Jackson, the pop star singer. No pulse, no breathing. Unresponsive. Tried to resuscitate him. Unsuccessful. We've done everything we can. We should be there in five minutes. It doesn't look good. It doesn't look good."

The tape was found on ambulance workers' web forum and is believed to be the first time the announcement was made that Jackson was dead on June 25 last year, although authorities do not yet know whether it is genuine.

"I couldn't confirm that it is one of our workers. It could be. They refer to 'pop star Michael Jackson' but it is not our practice to name names," said an LAFD spokesman.

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