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Monday, 5 March, 2001, 11:13 GMT
A life in pictures: Michael Jackson
Born in Gary, Indiana in 1958, Michael Jackson began performing at the age of four and spent the rest of his life as a public figure.

The Jackson 5 at Heathrow in 1979
The Jackson 5 - Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael - were formed by their father Joe, a blues guitarist

Michael Jackson in concert
Jackson went solo with the album Off The Wall, but it was Thriller, which sold over 40m copies, that made him a superstar

Michael Jackson with panther in 1993
Michael Jackson's albums Bad and Dangerous sold millions but failed to capture the public's imagination like Thriller

Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Jackson
Jackson wed Lisa Marie Presley, Elvis's daughter, in a secret ceremony in the Dominican Republic in 1994

Michael Jackson at Budapest Children's Hospital
Jackson is famous for his charity work, here he is seen with a burns victim at Budapest Children's Hospital

Michael Jackson with Debbie Rowe
Jackson married Debbie Rowe in 1996, she is the mother of his two children Prince and Paris. The couple divorced in 1999


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