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Michael Jackson

pop singer
Born: 8/29/1958
Birthplace: Gary, Indiana
Died: 6/25/2009

Grammy Award-winning pop singer and dancer known for his controversial behavior on- and offstage, his phenomenal commercial success and his big-budget, flashy videos. He began his career in the 1960s performing with his siblings in the Jackson Five. In 1978, Jackson re-emerged with his solo album Off the Wall and a new persona and appearance. His other recordings include Thriller (1982), Dangerous (1992), and HIStory: Past, Present and Future (1995). He was married to Lisa Marie Presley (1995–1996) and Debbie Rowe (1996–1999), with whom he has two children. His sister is Janet Jackson. He died on June 25, 2009, of cardiac arrest. The world was stunned and saddened by his sudden passing.

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