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Pop legend Michael Jackson dies

Pop legend Michael Jackson has died in Los Angeles, aged 50.

The phenomenal success of his album 'Thriller', released in 1982, established him as one of the most influential solo artists of the 20th century.

David Sillito looks back at his life.

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