Today marks the three-year anniversary of Michael Jackson’s untimely death on 25th June 2009.
Michael Jackson, made contributions to music and dance, that is still to this day unmatched by anybody. referred to as the King of Pop, or by his initials MJ, Jackson is recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time by Guinness World Records. Jackson’s talent and constant headline hitting life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.
Michael Jackson’s life was not without controversy, with the most remembered headline hitting moments, of child abuse allegations, to which Jackson was never convicted of and was even acquitted in a much publicised and televised court case, that lasted five months, back in 2005. Jackson was famed for his ever-changing facial features, that were thought to be the result of many cosmetic surgery procedures, although always denied my Michael himself. But it is the music and the dancing that the entertainment legend will always be remembered for above all else in his life. The seventh child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene along with his brothers as a member of The Jackson 5 in 1964, and he began his solo career in 1971 . Jackson’s 1982 album Thriller is the best-selling album of all time, His other records, including his 1979 album, Off the Wall, Bad, which was released in 1987, and his latter albums , Dangerous and HIStory which were released between 1991 and 1995, also ranked among the world’s best-selling, not only is Jackson is one of the very few artists to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, he was also inducted into the Dance Hall of Fame as the first and only dancer from the world of pop and rock ‘n’ roll. Micheal’s achievements, surpass that of any other, within the entertainment industry, with multiple Guinness World Records, 13 Grammy Awards, as well as, of course, the Grammy Legend Award and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. 26 American Music Awards, which is a record in its self, as the most won but any single artist ever, including the Artist of the Century and Artist of the ’80s awards.
MJ, who was 50 years old when he died, after overdosing on a drug called anesthesia propofol is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the highest-earning deceased artist, He also holds the record for the longest span of US top 40 singles.
Micheal’s Children have been paying respect to their father today with his only daughter Paris Jackson, tweeting
“RIP Michael Jackson..Dad you will forever be in my heart,” she wrote. “I love you.”
Paris was just 11 when Jackson died. Michael Jackson has three children, Michael Joseph Jackson Jr, commonly known as Prince, who was born on February 13, 1997, his sister Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson was born a year later on April 3, 1998, and in 2002 his third and last child Prince Michael Jackson II, who is nicknamed “Blanket” was born. Michael’s first two children ar as a result of his marriage to long-term friend, and dermatology nurse
Michael Jackson & Deborah Rowe
Deborah Jeanne Rowe, The couple married in 1996 in Australia, but later divorced after both children were born, with Jackson gaining full custody of both of their children.
The identity of Blankets mother is still unknown, but Jackson did reveal that the child was the result of artificial insemination from a surrogate mother and himself.
Michael Jackson had finished another gruelling day of rehearsals, for his up and coming and FINAL arena show, consisting of fifty dates, at the London O2 arena, The ‘THIS IS IT’ show was never to be seen by the public. Michael Jackson’s name will, it seems forever live on, and be known by generations to come, only because of the pure genius of his music, and groundbreaking dance abilities, his absolute flawless showmanship whilst he was on the stage, and of course his essentricity, that gripped the world to his every move of his life. He brought us the moonwalk, the instantly recognisable red and black leather jackets, the superspeed spin, and the glittery glove,
R.I.P MICHAEL JACKSON.