A short time ago, Washington City Paper called the L.A. Coroner’s Office for confirmation on the rumors concerning the King of Pop’s alleged death

When Washington City Paper asked for confirmation, we were put on hold. 

We are still on hold. 

While we wait, we revel in the memory of having watched (already) Al Sharpton‘s press conference, Michael Eric Dyson’s faux scholarly take (seriously, this guy is a vampire), and MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann interview an Access Hollywood “reporter.”

Shit, we’re no longer on hold.

I ask about getting confirmation of Michael Jackson’s death.

“Sure. Michael Jackson was pronounced dead at 2:26 p.m.,” says Lt. Fred Corral. “He died at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He was transferred by paramedics from his residence. His death is a coroner’s case. We will be bringing him to our facility to do an autopsy examination.”

Is Jackson at the coroner’s office now?

“We have not brought him in,” Lt. Corral says.