PUBLISHED: 09:11, Tue, Nov 17, 2020 | UPDATED: 09:11, Tue, Nov 17, 2020
Michael Jackson, named The King of Pop, was one of the best-selling music artists of all time, selling more than 350 million records. During his life he won 13 Grammy Awards, six Brit Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and 39 Guinness World Records. He has also been the most wealthy celebrity since his death, showing how his influence is incredibly long-lasting.
Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009, at just 50-years-old.
His birthday is August 29, meaning he was only a month short of his 51st birthday.
The official cause of death was named as acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication.
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Michael Jackson - how old was he when he died? (Image: Getty)
The Jackson Five, with Michael as a young man (Image: Getty)
At the time of his death, Michael was preparing to perform at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles and attended a rehearsal the night before his death.
The following morning, however, he was found not breathing in his bedroom.
His doctor, Conrad Murray, said he started CPR on the star before shouting to a chef for further help, claiming he could not call the emergency services on his phone as he did not know the address of the hotel.
Eventually, the call to the emergency services came in at 12.21pm, as was confirmed by an LA Fire Department spokesman, after which paramedics