Michael Jackson dead at age 50

Memories of the King of Pop: How will you remember Michael Jackson?

Jackson's unexpected death has sparked much conversation about his musical legacy, his legal problems and his life in general. How will you remember Michael Jackson?

World leaders, musicians mourn King of Pop

Nelson Mandela, Paul McCartney and many more friends and fans around the world mourned Michael Jackson's death and recalled the person he was.

TV helped shape Jackson's image

For better or worse, Michael Jackson was always something to see. His career was shaped and showcased by television, and he was inseparable from the medium.

PHOTO GALLERY: World mourns 'king of pop'

Fans the world over mourned the loss of Michael Jackson after the pop icon died Thursday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Remembering Michael Jackson

The "king of pop" rose to stardom at an early age and quickly captured the hearts of millions. He died Thursday at age 50.

Lost icons: For Generation X, a really bad day

In the 1990s, members of Generation X would sit in bars and laugh about the naivete of the 1960s. Today, they sit around and tell stories about the death of the kings of pop.

'Bruno' premiere blocks Jackson's Walk of Fame star

The Sacha Baron Cohen film was screening at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, right next to Jackson's star. Fans trying to get a glimpse Thursday were turned back.

Today's Question: Will Jackson be remembered for his triumphs or his later trials?

Will Michael Jackson’s legacy in the public’s eye be more known for his career as a whole and its contribution to culture, or for the final few years tainted with trials?

Columbians remember a pop icon

Columbia residents in Cosmo and Peace Parks remember and honor Michael Jackson in their own ways Thursday. While some instantly said they remember "Thriller," others know Jackson as a member of the Jackson 5.

Michael Jackson, dead at 50, leaves legacy of innovation, infamy

Pop icon Michael Jackson died Thursday after a life of groundbreaking musical success and often bizarre personal turmoil.

Michael Jackson dies at age 50

The King of Pop was taken to the hospital Thursday afternoon and was reported dead by an anonymous source to The Associated Press. The Los Angeles Times and TMZ are also  reporting that Jackson is dead.