LOS ANGELES – Michael Jackson, the sensationally gifted child star who rose to become the "King of Pop" and the biggest celebrity in the world only to fall from his throne in a freakish series of scandals, died Thursday. He was 50.
Michael Jackson dies at age 50! I grew up with three main celebrities that practically raised me outside of my parents. Because my dad worked so many hours; I like many other kids looked to celebrities for our influence.