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Colourful photos of Michael Jackson from 1968 through 2009

In 1975: L-R Tito, Jackie, Michael, Jermaine and Marlon Jackson: Photo: Michael Ochs/Getty Images

On this day 5 years ago,Michael Jackson died of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication after suffering cardiac arrest. Fans across world, mark the 6th anniversary of the King of Pop’s death today, June 25, 2015.

Check out colourful photos of the pop star from 1968 through 2009…
DECEMBER 1971: Michael Jackson performs onstage wearing a bright patterned shirt
Michael Jackson in London, November 1972
Michael Jackson on stage with the Jackson Five at the Inglewood Forum in California, 26th August 1973
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In 1975:  L-R Tito, Jackie, Michael, Jermaine and Marlon Jackson
1979: Michael Jackson attends an event wearing a sequined shirt and a bow tie
Michael Jackson performing on stage on Destiny Tour at the Municipal Auditorium on October 3,1979 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Michael Jackson carries the two American Music Awards he won for his album 'Off the Wall,' they are for Favorite Male Vocalist - Soul and R&B, and Favorite Album - Soul and R&B, Los Angeles, January 30, 1981.
Michael Jackso at the 11th Annual American Music Awards, 1984
Michael Jackson flanked by Elizabeth Taylor at the 14th Annual American Music Awards, 1986
1988: Michael Jackson performs onstage during his 'Bad World Tour' in 1988.
Michael Jackson in 1990
1993: The 35th Annual GRAMMY Awards--Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California
Michael Jackson performs on stage during his 'HIStory' world tour concert at Ericsson Stadium November 10, 1996 in Auckland, New Zealand.
1997: During Elizabeth Taylor's birthday
Former South African President Nelson Mandela (L) claps his hands after American pop-icon Michael Jackson was given a lifetime achievement award during the Kora All Africa music awards in Sun City some 120 km northeast of Johannesburg , 04 September 1999.
2001: The 16th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Michael Jackson waves to fans after a meeting with Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) on March 31, 2004 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Jackson was on Capitol Hill to meet with African-American lawmakers and offer his support on the fight against AIDS and help for African children.
Michael Jackson during MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2006 - Press Room at Yoyogi National Stadium in Tokyo, Japan.
Michael Jackson announces plans for Summer residency at the O2 Arena at a press conference held at the O2 Arena on March 5, 2009 in London, England.


Photo credits:

Michael Ochs

Michael Putland

Fin Custello

Ebet Roberts

Frank Edwards

Ron Galella

Barry King

Jim Steinfeldt

Kevin Mazur

Phil Walter

Adil Bradlow

Alex Wong

Nathan Shanahan

Eamonn McCormack



Written by How Africa

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