Michael Jackson was a best-selling singer, songwriter and dancer who was a native of the USA. He was a global figure in the entertainment industry and was known as the ‘King of Pop’. He achieved success both as a member of his family group the ‘Jackson 5’ and as a solo artist. In 2009 he suffered a cardiac arrest and died at the age of 50. His personal physician was convicted of involuntary manslaughter.
Michael Joseph Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana on August 29th 1958. He began performing with his family group, the Jackson 5 at the age of six. He quickly became the dominant performer of the group. He began his solo career in 1971. Jackson achieved worldwide success producing albums such as ‘Thriller’ which became the best-selling album of all time.
Michael Jackson, who was a best-selling singer, songwriter and dancer, died aged 50 in the year 2009 On This Day.