This Day in History: Michael Jackson Remembered 15 Years After His Death

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In this Feb. 1, 1993, file photo, Michael Jackson performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. Apple Music announced on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, their 10 greatest albums of all time, and Jackson's 1982 "Thriller" came in second on the list. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy, File)
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Michael Jackson died 15 years ago today, on June 29, 2009, at age 50, after suffering cardiac arrest.

Jackson began his path to stardom at the tender age of five as the lead singer of his family band, The Jackson 5. The record-breaking success of his album “Thriller,” which remains the best-selling album of all time, solidified him as a music legend.

Jackson experienced cardiac arrest at his home under the care of his physician, Dr. Conrad Murray. Murray was later found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for his improper administration of powerful prescription medications that led to Jackson’s untimely death.

However, Michael Jackson’s legacy lives on through his iconic music.


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