Posted on 09/28/2007

September 28, 2007–LONDON–David Beckham, Los Angeles Galaxy soccer player and former captain of the Manchester United team flew to London on Thursday after his father suffered a serious heart attack which led to cardiac arrest.

The 32-year-old landed at London's Heathrow airport after an overnight flight, and headed straight to the hospital where Ted Beckham, 59, was being treated after being taken ill late Wednesday.

Beckham's father suffered a heart attack at home and had to be resuscitated by paramedics in the ambulance on the way to hospital.