Michael Jackson's Death

Singer Michael Jackson generic 1958-2009 AP Photo



















A closer look at the eccentric life and roller-coaster career of the 50-year-old pop icon, from his childhood onstage through his planned London comeback.






















Farewell To a King




Funeral services are still being planned but it appears that the family won't bury its most famous son without acknowledging the supporters who helped propel him to superstardom.










































Picking Up the Pieces



Michael Jackson's story didn't end with his death - it has just moved into a second act every bit as controversial, peculiar and fascinating as the first. Part mystery - how did the self-proclaimed "King of Pop" die? How much was he worth? And part soap opera - what will happen to his fortune and his three young children? "48 Hours" explores the pop star's life and legacy.



































A Ginuwine Fan


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Life Of Ups And Downs




His death brought a tragic end to a long, bizarre, sometimes farcical decline from his peak in the 1980s, when he was popular music's premier all-around performer, a uniter of black and white music who shattered the race barrier on MTV, dominated the charts and dazzled even more on stage.





















































Jackson On Video




A video look at the life and death of a pop legend beloved by millions around the globe.























A Life In Photos



Born into a large, singing family in 1958, Michael Jackson made his stage debut when he was 11 as part of the Jackson Five singing group. A tabloid fixture for his eccentric lifestyle, he went on to a successful solo career.




























































A Famous Family




Michael was the seventh of nine children of Joseph and Katherine Jackson, and all of his siblings grew up to be musicians, though none as famous as the moonwalking King of Pop. A 10th child died at birth.































































Jackson's Legacy




Michael Jackson's death is as tangled and confusing as his life, raising questions of drug abuse, child custody, the future of Neverland, the value and disposition of his assets and his enduring legacy.



































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