World Remembers Pop Superstar Michael Jackson, A Decade After Death

Michael Jackson - singer songwriter record producer dancer and actor, Photo Date June 1988. Cropped Photo: Zoran Veselinovic / CC BY-SA 2.0

HOLLYWOOD – It was ten years ago today that the world was rocked with the shocking news of Michael Jackson’s death.

Jackson died June 25, 2009 falling victim to Cardiac Arrest. The Los Angeles County Coroner determined Jackson’s death was a homicide due to “Acute Propofol Intoxication.” His doctor was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter.

The king of pop was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana. At a young age, he and his brothers started singing together in the Jackson five; later signing with Motown Records.

Their hits included “I Want You Back,” “ABC” and “The Love You Save.”

Jackson later broke out as a solo artist, winning eight Grammy Awards for his “Thriller” album.

Jackson was 50 years old when he died. His sister Janet Jackson says his legacy will live on.

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