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American Pop Singer - Michael Jackson (Also known as Wacko Jacko, king of pop, prince of pop, MJ)
born : Michael Joseph Jackson, Gary, Indiana, United States of America 29th of August, 1958
famous for : Being the King of Pop, plastic surgery and eccentric lifestyle/behavior.
died : 25th of June, 2009 Los Angeles, California, USA.

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Michael Jackson was born on the 29th of August, 1958 as "
Michael Joseph Jackson". Michael Jackson was born to parents Joseph and Katherine Jackson in Gary, Indiana USA. The Jacksons were a large family with nine children, Michael being the 7th child. All nine children, Rebbie, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, LaToya, Marlon, Randy, Janet, and Michael Jackson lived with their parents in a small 2 bedroom house, with their father Joseph Jackson having to support the large family with the income of a steel mill worker.

The family were Jehovah's Witnesses and loved singing and playing music. In the mid 60s, five of the Jackson brothers (Jackie, Tito, Marlon, Jermaine and Michael) formed the "Jackson 5" with Michael being the lead singer. Jackson's father was very strict on his children and is reported to have beaten them if they did not perform to his satisfaction. The Jackson 5 ( also known as The Jackson Five, The Jackson 5ive, J5 or The Jacksons) went on to sell more than 100 million albums worldwide and operate in one form or another from 1962 through 1990.

Michael Jackson was the most popular member of the group and went to further his success and popularity with his own solo career. He went on to be one of the best selling pop singers of all time, releasing hit album after hit album. From his 1979 solo release "Off the Wall" to the wildly successful 1982 album "Thriller", Jackson became an icon in the music industry. The pop star has sold more than 170 millions albums worldwide, with his "Thriller" album being the highest selling album ever, with more than 50 millions sold.

Michael Jackson has also been a fascination with media worldwide. His every move is photographed by the paparazzi and talked about in gossip magazines, newspapers and publications worldwide. His sometimes eccentric behavior and lifestyle have fueled the media's interest in "The King of Pop" or "Wacko Jacko", depending on the story at the time.

Jackson was married to Elvis Presley's daughter Lisa Marie Presley 1994, a marriage that lasted 2 years. He then married "Debbie Rowe" in 1996 and had two children with her (Prince Michael and Paris Katherine) . Rowe and Jackson were divorced in 1999 with Jackson gaining full parental rights. In 2002 Jackson had another son with a surrogate mother, called Prince Michael II (nicknamed Blanket).

Michael Jackson has been accused of child molestation several times but was acquitted of all charges.

Jackson died on the 9th of June, 2009 in Los Angeles, California, USA. Jackson's personal doctor Cardiologist Conrad Murray was accused of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to four years prison on November 29, 2011. Murray had given Jackson the deadly combination of propofol, lorazepam and midazolam shortly before his death.

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