A look back on reactions to Michael Jackson's death 10 years ago
Michael Jackson fans around the world are gearing up to mark the tenth anniversary of the death of the King of Pop. But almost 10 years after his sudden death, Jackson's legacy has been under fresh scrutiny since the release of a recent documentary about alleged child sex abuse that has been met with outrage by the singer's family and fans. Jackson, a child star turned King of Pop, set the world alight with his infectious songs and music videos. But his musical genius was overshadowed at times by a bizarre lifestyle and sex scandals. Jackson, who died on June 25, 2009, was acquitted at a 2005 trial in California on charges of molesting a 13- year-old boy at his Neverland ranch in California. In 1994, he settled a sexual abuse lawsuit concerning another 13-year-old boy.