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Michael Jackson

27 August 1960 to 24 June 2009

An influential musical performer and multi-million selling artist, Jackson spectacularly announced his arrival as a solo artist on the televised show celebrating Motown’s 25th anniversary (1983). His groundbreaking pop promos dominated MTV’s output over the years, while occasional acting roles include Scarecrow in The Wiz (1978) and Moonwalker (1988).

* Read Michael Jackson's Times Obituary