Five years since Michael Jackson died

Today is five years since the pop singer Michael Jackson died. The star suffered a cardiac arrest after being injected with sedatives on June 25th 2009 at the age of 50.

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Jackson fans to mark fifth anniversary of singer's death

Michael Jackson fans are expected to mark the fifth anniversary of the singer's death.

The singer was just 50 when he died in 2009. Credit: Reuters

Jackson died on 25 June 2009 at the age of 50, following an overdose of the anaesthetic propofol at his Beverly Hills home.

He had been due to perform at a series of comeback concerts in the UK before his death.

Jackson has previously been named as the highest-earning dead celebrity, and he topped the album charts last month with a record featuring a series of unreleased tracks.

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