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Remembering Michael Jackson
A look back at the life and death of Michael Jackson.
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Jackson's Life and Death

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.

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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.

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Another shot from his final performance, a June 23, 2009 rehearsal for his "This Is It" tour.

 

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At the Apollo Theater in New York

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.

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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.

 

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Public Memorial

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.

 

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Public Memorial

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." 

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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. 

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Paris' Teary Speech

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.

 

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Cause of Death Revealed

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."

 

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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. 

 

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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. 

 

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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. 

 

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'This Is It'

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.

 

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Dr. Conrad Murray at Jackson's Tomb

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.

 

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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. 

 

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Dr. Conrad Murray Arraignment

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. 

 

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Dr. Conrad Murray Charged

Two months later, Dr. Conrad Murray is charged with involuntary manslaughter.

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Parents go to Court

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. 

 

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'Time' Magazine

The cover of a special commemorative 64-page issue of "Time," magazine, dedicated to the late Michael Jackson.

 

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Happier Times

In March of 2009, Jackson was on top of the world when he announced his concert tour at a press conference in London.

 

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On November 8, 2007, Michael Jackson poses on the red carpet during the Rainbow PUSH Coalition Los Angeles 10th annual awards in Los Angeles.

 

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Jackson speaking at party in Tokyo, Japan.

 

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Jackson receives a Legend Award in 2006 at the MTV Music Awards in Japan.

 

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Reverend Al Sharpton, Michael Jackson, and Reverend Jesse Jackson

December 30, 2006: Reverend Al Sharpton, singer Michael Jackson, and Reverend Jesse Jackson attend the funeral service for James Brown in Augusta, Georgia.

 

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Reverend Al Sharpton, Michael Jackson, and Reverend Jesse Jackson

Dec. 30, 2006: Reverend Al Sharpton, singer Michael Jackson, and Reverend Jesse Jackson, attend funeral service for James Brown in Augusta, Ga.
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Reverend Al Sharpton, Michael Jackson, and Reverend Jesse Jackson

Dec. 30, 2006: Michael Jackson kisses the body of James Brown, as Reverends Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson look on, during funeral service, Augusta, Ga.
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Michael Jackson and one of his children

January 1, 2006: Michael Jackson, wearing a traditional Arabic women's veil and all-covering gown, holds the hand of one of his children in Manama, Bahrain.
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In Court: June 2005

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. 

 

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He blows a kiss to his fans after he is acquitted on June 13, 2005.

 

 

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The Mugshot

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.

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Apr. 20, 2002: Michael Jackson

 

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Michael Jackson and one of his children

Nov. 19, 2002: Michael Jackson dangles his baby son over a hotel balcony to show reporters below in Berlin.
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Nov. 7, 2001: Michael Jackson waves to the crowd in Times Square, New York City.
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Oct. 10, 1997: Michael Jackson performing
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Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Jackson

Feb. 16, 1997: Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Jackson
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Sept. 6, 1996: Michael Jackson
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Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe

Apr. 18, 1996: Michael Jackson and girlfriend Debbie Rowe, who would become the mother of his children
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MJ Performs in Singapore

August 29, 1993: Michael Jackson performs during his 1993 "Dangerous" concert in Singapore.

 

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Jun. 23, 1992: Michael Jackson
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Feb. 3, 1992: Michael Jackson
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Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson

Feb. 26, 1986: Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson
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December 1, 1984: Michael Jackson performs during 1984 Victory Tour at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California.

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Jan. 30, 1981: Michael Jackson
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Michael Jackson and Diana Ross

Sept. 28, 1977: Michael Jackson and Diana Ross
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June 1, 1975: Michael Jackson as a member of the Jackson 5.
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Sept. 15, 1972: The Jackson 5 performing.
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1972: Michael Jackson singing in his home.

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Undated photo of the Jackson 5 with young Michael, top right.
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Remembering Michael Jackson

A look back at the life and death of Michael Jackson.

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