Michael Jackson died five years ago. Here’s how his death played in print

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“Michael Jackson, 50, died yesterday in Los Angeles as sensationally as he lived, as famous as a human being can get,” Hank Stuever and Matt Schudel wrote in an obituary that was published on the front page of The Post on June 26, 2009.

Jackson’s death was on just about everybody’s front page that day.

Here are a few, from Newseum’s invaluable archives.

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J. Freedom du Lac is the editor of The Post's general assignment news desk. He was previously a Local enterprise reporter and, before that, the paper’s pop music critic.
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