Michael Jackson, the “King of Pop”, died on June 25, 2009 at his home in Los Angeles, California. Known affectionately by his fans as “MJ”, Michael died of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication after having a heart attack. His death was ruled a homicide by the LA County Coroner’s Office and after the case went to court, Michael’s personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter. The news of Michael Jackson’s death was met with grief from fans the world over, and his memorial service was broadcast to the public.
Michael Jackson and his music live on, as he was an international figure in popular music for more than 40 years. The Guinness Book of World Records named him the Most Successful Entertainer of All Time due to his many accomplishments within the music industry.