June 27, 2011 6:51 PM EST
Michael Jackson throughout the years [PHOTOS]
See rare chronological images of the king of pop on the second year anniversary of his death.
On the second year of his death, Michael Jackson still remains one of the most controversial and talked about icons in the entertainment industry. June 25 marks the second year since the legendary singer accidentally died due to a cardiac arrest caused by propofol intoxication, a type of anesthesia. The king of pop's doctor, Conrad Murray, faced involuntary manslaughter charges for administering a large dose of this drug to the singer, but walked away without prison time after posting a bail of $75,000 USD. Murray was also the one who placed the 911 call on the afternoon of June 25th 2009, but the singer was already dead when the paramedics arrived. The singer was 50 years old when he passed away and left three children named Paris, Blanket and Prince.
Michael Jackson started his singing career at a tender age of 4 in the group Jackson 5 with his brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Randy. The group went instantly popular in the 60's, and even had a television show revolving around the lives of the brothers. Jackson's fourth and most celebrated solo album Off the Wall was released in 1979 and became the first album to have four number 1 hits. His next album Thriller permanently etched his name in pop royalty. It became the best selling worldwide album of 1983, and the country's bestselling album of all time. All in all, Jackson has won countless Grammys and lifetime achievement awards, and became a double inductee in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 and 2001. In 1994, the singer married Lisa Marie Presley, the daughter of legendary musician Elvis Presley.
In this photo set, witness the transformation of the king of pop as went physical changes throughout the years. These changes made the singer's career controversial, illustrious and distinguished.