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Michael Jackson


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• The King of Pop; Michael Jackson was the best-selling male pop artist of the Millennium. He
rose to fame as the youngest member of the Jackson 5 in 1968 and his solo album Off the Wall
(1979) was the first to provide four top ten US hits for an artist. Thriller (1982) became the bestselling
album of all time, selling 75 million copies
• Michael was due to begin a series of sold-out concerts billed as the “Final Curtain Call” when he
suffered a cardiac arrest at his home and was pronounced dead at the UCLA Medical Centre.
His memorial service was broadcast live and watched by an estimated 1 billion people worldwide
• Michael had sittings with Madame Tussauds’ sculptors in 1984 and 1989 where measurements,
footage and reference photos were taken for the making of his wax figures. He was a regular
visitor to Madame Tussauds London and signed Madame Tussauds’ archived signature books
Born Michael Joseph Jackson on 29th August 1958 in Indiana, USA
Died on 25th June 2009 in California, USA

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