by Carrie Healey
Four years ago today, the world lost one of the greatest entertainers it has ever seen. Michael Jackson’s untimely death at the age of 50 shocked fans everywhere and sparked immediate memorials and tributes in his honor.
Jackson’s death was ultimately found to be a homicide, caused mainly by a powerful anesthetic Propofol.
His cardiologist, Dr. Conrad Murray, was found guilty in 2011 of involuntary manslaughter (for giving him the lethal dose) and sentenced to 4 years in prison.
Michael Jackson’s successful music career, along with his humanitarian work, are just part of a tremendous legacy being remembered today. The international superstar first entered the music industry as a member of the Jackson 5 when he was just 11 years old.
According to the late entertainer’s website, since going solo in the early 1980s, Jackson has “sold an estimated 750 million records worldwide, released 13 No. 1 singles and became one of a handful of artists to be inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.”
Undoubtedly one of the best recording artists of all time, Michael Jackson will forever be remembered as the King of Pop.