The Call To The Los Angeles Fire Department
While fans around the world mourned the loss of pop icon, Michael Jackson, police continued their investigation into the circumstances of his death from an apparent heart attack. On Friday, the city released the 911 call made from inside Jackson's rented mansion in the posh Holmby Hills neighborhood.
The unidentified caller on Thursday's 911 tape urged paramedics to hurry to Jackson's home.
"He's not breathing and we are trying to pump him," the caller says.
The operator was beginning to instruct the caller how to do CPR, but was told there was a physician in the home already attempting to resuscitate Jackson. The caller said the singer was not responsive.
Police also want to talk again to Jackson's physician after a brief conversation. For a time on Friday they were unable to locate the doctor. He was reportedly living with Jackson in the singer's rented mansion. Police emphasize the physician is not a suspect, but last night they impounded his car and hauled it away from Jackson's home.
LAPD Detective Gus Villanueva says police are looking for evidence.
"Michael Jackson's personal physician's car was impounded because we have not been able to interview him and the car might contain medication or other evidence that could assist the coroner in determining the death," he said.
LAPD's robbery homicide division was put in charge of the Jackson investigation, but Detective Gregg Strenk warned reporters not to read anything into that.
"The LAPD handles death investigations every day," he said. "Robbery homicide was assigned to this because of the high-profile nature of this."
Addiction To Pain Killers
Jackson has a history of addiction to pain killers. On Friday, his longtime friend and attorney Brian Oxman said he was worried about the large amount of drugs at Jackson's disposal.
Oxman says that in 2007, a local pharmacist sued Jackson for prescription bills totaling more than $100,000.
"It's pretty hard to spend $100,000 in a pharmacy in 13 months," he said. "This was one of his experiences and was a matter of public record and most people were aware of that fact."
Oxman says he repeatedly warned the family that Jackson's drug use was dangerous and could be deadly.
"I told the family that if Michael wound up dead I would not be silent, I would raise an alarm," he said. "Michael needed better care than what I think he has received."
It may be weeks before the coroner's toxicology report is final.
Singer Liza Minnelli told CBS Friday that she feared "all hell will break loose" once the results are in.
That was clearly the mood on the Hollywood Walk of Fame where fans were surrounding Jackson's star.
"I didn't really think Jackson could die," Dominic Mckinnie said. "I thought he was invincible. I really don't have words for it."
Mckinnie says Jackson taught him how to dance and he will always love him for that.
Dozens of fans surrounded Jackson's star on the walk of fame as a giant floral wreath was placed by the name of the pop icon.
Fan Tikiesha Allen, wearing a crisp white dress shirt, black fedora and one glove, sang Jackson's ballad "You Are Not Alone," as others in the crowd joined in. She said Jackson has been the most influential man in music history.
"From his songs to the moves to the — look, it is what it is; you can't deny legends," she said, "and this man was a legend."