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Jackson fans win €1 compensation over singer's death

Michael Jackson pictured as he announced the This Is It tour months before his death in 2009. Credit: Suzan/Suzan/EMPICS Entertainment

Five Michael Jackson fans have won damages after a French court agreed they had suffered "emotional damage" after the superstar's death.

The fans were awarded the symbolic sum of one Euro each Tuesday, according to Agence France-Presse (AFP).

The group were part of a larger case of 34 fans who had sued Conrad Murray, Jackson's doctor.

Murray was jailed over the singer's death in 2011.

The plaintiffs, two from France, two from Switzerland and one from Belgium now hope their status of victims will help them with their attempts to gain access to Jackson's grave, which is private.

Michael Jackson doctor released from jail

Michael Jackson's former doctor, who was convicted in 2011 of causing the singer's death, was released from prison today after serving nearly two years of a four-year sentence.

Conrad Murray has been released from prison after two years. Credit: Reuters

Conrad Murray was released from a Los Angeles jail shortly after midnight, police officials said. A change in California law allowed the former cardiologist's prison time to be significantly cut.

Murray was found guilty of causing Jackson's death in 2009 by providing the star with an overdose of the powerful anesthetic propofol, which was intended as a sleep aid.