Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and philanthropist. Known as the "King of Pop", he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century. During his four-decade career, his contributions to music, dance, and fashion, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture. Jackson influenced artists across many music genres. Through stage and video performances, he popularized complicated street dance moves such as the moonwalk, which he named, as well as the robot.
|Full name at birth||
Michael Joseph Jackson
|Claim to fame||
his membership as the lead singer of his family's popular Motown group, the Jackson 5, his numerous successful records and singles, including “Bad,” “Beat It” and "The Way You Make Me Feel”, and his famous dance move: The Moonwalk
|Date of birth||
29 August 1958
|Place of birth||
Gary, Indiana, USA
|Date of death||
25 June 2009
50 (age at death)
|Place of death||
Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
|Cause of death||
Cardiac arrest induced by acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication
Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California, USA
Singer-songwriter, dancer, actor, record producer, businessman, philanthropist
5' 11" (180 cm)
140 lbs (64 kg)
Montclair College Preparatory School, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, United States
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