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The rumors started flowing in the afternoon 10 years ago: Something was going on at Michael Jackson’s estate in Holmby Hills. Hours later, the world found out he had died.  https://lat.ms/2X7ZGpf 

In the front page Times’ article, Michael Jackson was described as “an incomparable figure in music, dance and culture." But his legacy was also marred by allegations of sexual abuse.  https://lat.ms/2X7ZGpf 

The Times’ first profile of Michael Jackson was in 1972 when Jackson was 14. At the time, he said what set the Jackson 5 apart was “the feeling you get into when you’re singing and in knowing what you’re doing.”  https://lat.ms/2X7ZGpf 

Authorities declared his death a homicide and charged his physician with giving him the powerful drugs that would kill him. Dr. Conrad Murray would later be convicted of involuntary manslaughter.  https://lat.ms/2X7ZGpf 

Janet Jackson says she isn’t worried about her brother’s legacy. “It will continue. I love it when I see kids emulating him, when adults still listen to his music,” she told the Times of London.  https://lat.ms/2X7ZGpf 

Actress Farrah Fawcett died the same day at the age of 62.

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