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Jackson, Michael

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishJackson, MichaelMichael JacksonJackson, Michael  (1958–2009) a very successful African-American pop singer, songwriter, and dancer. As a child, he was a member of the Jackson Five group in the 1970s. He then worked on his own and became even more successful with the albums Thriller (1982) and Bad (1987), and with his exciting performances in concert. Over the years, his appearance changed, and his personal relationships were often talked about in the media. He died of a heart attack caused by taking too much of a medicine, and his doctor was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter (=killing someone without intending to).
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