Michael Jackson's Life in Photos
He was a true original. Take a look back at Michael Jackson's life.
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Michael Jackson—who at 13 was the youngest member of the Jackson Five singing group—displayed some of the cards and letters he received from fans at his home in the San Fernando Valley suburb of Encino, California, in 1972.
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Actress Brooke Shields and singer Michael Jackson arrived together at the 11th Annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles on January 16, 1984.
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Pop singer Michael Jackson performed before a sold-out crowd at the Los Angeles Sports Arena November 13, 1988.
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Michael Jackson performed at the Super Bowl XXVII halftime show in Pasadena, California, on January 31, 1993.
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On March 5, 2009, Michael Jackson announced his plans to play 10 live concerts at the London O2 Arena the summer of 2009. The singer also stated that they would be his final performances in London. Jackson was rehearsing for these shows at the time of his death.