The King of Pop died on June 25, 2009.
His physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, was charged with his death.
Click through our slideshow of photos of the events surrounding his death, and his life.
MJ was taken to UCLA Medical Center and pronounced dead after Paramedics were called to his home on June 25, 2009.
"It is believed he suffered cardiac arrest in his home. However, the cause of his death is unknown until results of the autopsy are known," his brother Jermaine said at the time. Police said they were investigating.
This picture shows his final performance, rehearsing for his "This Is It" tour, just two days prior to his demise.
He was 50 years old.
Another shot from his final performance, a June 23, 2009 rehearsal for his "This Is It" tour.
June 30: A woman holds a picture of a young Michael Jackson as she waits to pay tribute to the 'King of Pop' at the Apollo Theater in New York.
The day after news of his death spread across the globe, fans of Michael Jackson take part in a candlelight memorial to commemorate him in Karachi, Pakistan.
Jackson brothers, Randy, Marlon, Tito, Jermaine and Jackie, carry Michael's casket into his televised Memorial Service at the Staples Center in LA on July 7.
Family and friends sang "We are the World" during the memorial service.
Mariah Carey, Stevie Wonder and Usher were just a few of the many celebrities in attendance to bid farewell to the "King of Pop."
Jackson's kids, Paris, Blanket and Prince take the stage with the rest of the Jackson family including his famous sisters, Janet and La Toya.
Michael's second child, Paris, gives an emotional speech about her "daddy."
"Ever since I was born, daddy has been the best father you could ever imagine," said Paris Katherine Jackson.
"And I just want to say that I love him so much," Paris added, before sobbing and burying herself in the arms of her aunt, Janet Jackson.
After two months of speculation, the cause of the pop singer's death was finally revealed.
"The drugs propofol and lorazepam were found to be the primary drugs responsible for Mr. Jackson's death," said a news release issued on August 28, 2009 by the coroner. "Other drugs detected were: midazolam, diazepam, lidocaine and ephedrine."
Michael Jackson's family issued a statement in reaction: "The Jackson family again wishes to commend the actions of the Coroner, the LAPD and other law enforcement agencies, and looks forward to the day that justice can be served."
Jackson's body was laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, CA.
Close friends and actors, Macaulay Culkin, Mila Kunis and Elizabeth Taylor all attended the funeral along with several other close family members and friends on September 3, 2009.
His younger sister Janet blows a kiss in the air after a powerful tribute to the star.
It was a montage performance of different hits during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards on September 13, 2009.
Another day, another story.
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, a so-called close friend of the star promotes his new book, "The Michael Jackson Tapes: A Tragic Icon Reveals His Soul in Intimate Conversation" on September 29, 2009.
A documentary-concert film, directed by Kenny Ortega, documents MJ's rehearsals and preparations for his much anticipated concert series that was scheduled to start just weeks after his death.
"This Is It," which was also the name of his concert series, hit screens on October 28, 2009 and became the highest grossing concert movie and documentary in the history of cinema.
Dr. Conrad Murray is seen at the tomb of Michael Jackson on January 31st, just days before he's charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of the pop icon.
Seven months after his death, Michael Jackson receives the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys.
His kids Prince Michael and Paris accept the honorary award on his behalf.
Jackson's physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, who was with the star at the time of his death gets arraigned on February 8, 2010 on one count of involuntary manslaughter in the death of the late singer.
He pleaded not guilty.
Two months later, Dr. Conrad Murray is charged with involuntary manslaughter.
The controversial parents of the late singer, Joe and Katherine Jackson attend the preliminary hearing for the trial against Jackson's personal doctor on June 14.
The cover of a special commemorative 64-page issue of "Time," magazine, dedicated to the late Michael Jackson.
In March of 2009, Jackson was on top of the world when he announced his concert tour at a press conference in London.
On November 8, 2007, Michael Jackson poses on the red carpet during the Rainbow PUSH Coalition Los Angeles 10th annual awards in Los Angeles.
Jackson speaking at party in Tokyo, Japan.
Jackson receives a Legend Award in 2006 at the MTV Music Awards in Japan.
December 30, 2006: Reverend Al Sharpton, singer Michael Jackson, and Reverend Jesse Jackson attend the funeral service for James Brown in Augusta, Georgia.
The pop singer arrives in court to face the charges against him of lewd conduct with a child, administering alcohol to facilitate child molestation and conspiracy to commit child abduction, false imprisonment or extortion.
He blows a kiss to his fans after he is acquitted on June 13, 2005.
November 20, 2003: He surrendered to police on charges of lewd or lascivious acts with a child younger than 14. Jackson was taken to jail in handcuffs and this mug shot was taken.
Apr. 20, 2002: Michael Jackson
August 29, 1993: Michael Jackson performs during his 1993 "Dangerous" concert in Singapore.
A look back at the life and death of Michael Jackson.