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Object of Acclaim, Curiosity, The 'King of Pop' Dies in L.A.

Michael Jackson, 50, died yesterday in Los Angeles as sensationally as he lived, as famous as a human being can get. He was a child Motown phenomenon who grew into a moonwalking megastar, the self-anointed King of Pop who sold 750 million records over his career and enjoyed worldwide adoration.

By Hank Stuever and Matt Schudel

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