Photo chronicle of Michael Jackson’s life

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Michael Jackson, known as the King of Pop, has died in Los Angeles at the age of 51.

Jackson became famous in his childhood when he was performing together with his brothers in the band Jackson 5.

Michael Jackson attracted millions of fans by his high-pitched voice and wonderful dancing moves.

He became firmly established on the musical Olympus as a soloist with his album Thriller in the 80s.

1986. In a hyperbaric oxygen chamber. Michael Jackson thought it was useful for vocal cords.

1992, Tokyo. Michael Jackson singing “Black and White”. Guitar solo by Slash (Guns n' Roses)

Michael Jackson got married to Lisa Marie Presley, the daughter of Elvis Presley in May 1994. They divorced a year and a half later. Lisa Marie said she was not “proud” of that marriage.

1996. Jackson announced that his former dermatologist Debbie Rowe was pregnant from him. They married 10 days later and had two children. They divorced in 1999.

Then an unknown woman gave birth to his third child. The photo provoked a scandal in 2002: Michael Jackson is holding his son in the balcony of a Berlin hotel.

Michael Jackson turned his ranch Nederland into an amusement park in California.

March 5, 2009. Michael Jackson informs about his intention to give a series of farewell concerts in London.

The concerts will not take place…

Photo and information presented by the Russian BBC service and lenta.ru