Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, passed away today in Los Angeles. He was 50 years old. He leaves behind three children, a legacy of pop music classics, as well as a level of fame and controversy reserved for very few.
A star since his childhood, Jackson's later years were marred by molestation accusations, his heavily covered trial in Santa Maria, California, and repeatedly delayed attempts at a come-back.
His classic album Thriller remains the highest selling album worldwide of all time, with more than 100 million copies sold.