Michael Jackson dies at 50

Michael Jackson, who rose from poverty to stardom alongside his brothers in The Jackson Five and solo success as the self-proclaimed King of Pop behind thirteen number one hits, has died. He was 50.

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Jackson was pronounced dead after being rushed to a Los Angeles hospital after suffering cardiac arrest on Thursday, numerous news outlets reported.

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Jackson was preparing for a series of London comeback concerts he hoped would alleviate his massive debts and return him to the glory days of such hits as "Thriller," "Beat It," "Bad," and "Billy Jean." His singing and dancing abilities and iconic look - from his lone silver glove to his multi-zippered jackets - made him one of the most recognizable and celebrated human beings of all time. -- Tim Molloy

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