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Michael Jackson’s metamorphosis over the years

A look back in photos at Michael Jackson, five years after his death.

Today in Crime History: The death of Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson’s death on June 25, 2009, from a physician-administered prescription-drug overdose not only shocked his fans, but his friends and family too. A look at celebrity prescription addiction deaths as well as the role of doctors in the cycle.

Prescription to Die: Stories of Celebrity Addiction

Had he lived, Michael Jackson would have been 55 today. Unfortunately the King of Pop died on June 25, 2009, from abuse of prescription drugs; a form of addiction to which celebrities, used to getting their way, are particularly susceptible. The legal question of doctors’ responsibility towards such patients remains unanswered.

Today in Crime History: Dr. Conrad Murray Sentenced for Michael Jackson’s Death

On November 29, 2011, Michael Jackson’s private doctor Conrad Murray was sentenced to four years in prison for the pop legend’s death.

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