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Michael Jackson's Death

Two Years Later

6/25/2011 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Today is the two-year anniversary of Michael Jackson's death -- and the saga has played out like a soap opera about betrayal, jealousy, love, greed and redemption.

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When TMZ broke the news, it triggered a flood of stories about Jackson's struggles with drugs, the doctors who enabled him, the mystery surrounding his death,  a little known drug called propofol, a family war against Michael's estate, a full court press to erase Michael's debt, and a posthumous marketing campaign to rival Elvis.

Take a look at TMZ's timeline from the moment we found something was terribly wrong with Michael.

 

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16.

AshUK    

You will forever be missed Michael!!!!
You will FOREVER BE THE GREATEST!!

1125 days ago
17.

nikki    

RIP Michael

1125 days ago
18.

themaestrosgirl    

One of my co-workers passed by my desk and said 'Oh look it's Michael Jackson" He was referring to a photo in a digital photo frame I have next to my computer. I, of course, turned my head and said "where?" and people started to laugh...I miss you Michael!

1125 days ago
19.

Pegasus    

June 24, 2011
Prosecutors want another delay in trial of Michael Jackson's doctor
Posted: 04:13 PM ET
Los Angeles (CNN) - Prosecutors want another delay in the start of the involuntary manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson's doctor, but the judge will wait until next month to decide the request.

"I'm not surprised by all of this," Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor said during a hearing Friday.

The trial has already been delayed twice since Dr. Conrad Murray invoked his right to a speedy trial after his arraignment in January.

"When I got myself involved in it, I said 'It ain't gonna happen,' " Pastor said, referring to the original starting date of late March. The case has been "creepy crawly," he said.

Jury selection was under way in May when the defense requested a delay so its expert witnesses could have more time to prepare for new experts hired by the prosecution. Pastor then dismissed hundreds of prospective jurors and rescheduled the trial to start on September 8.

Deputy District Attorney David Walgren said Friday morning that the prosecution needed another three weeks to prepare because of "scheduling issues." Defense lawyers did not object to moving jury selection to the end of September.

Pastor, who said he "rearranged all sort of cases, including capital cases" to start the trial in September, said he would wait until a July 12 hearing to decide

1125 days ago
20.

swaru    

I am just being in myself today..there is no single day in my life when i didn't remember you or didn't take your name ever since i know you..but today it feels something different..weird..coz there is an emptiness..i fell so lone without you, no ray of hope..i wish i could see you in person once in life..LOVE YOU MORE THAN ANYTHING IN THIS WORLD MIKEY BABY..!!!!

1125 days ago
21.

Sarcia    

Remembering Michael Joseph Jackson... :(

Miss you so much MJ, I love you, and you will always rock my world.

1125 days ago
22.

ran from orlando    

The life of actors or people in music is NOT what it appears.

1. most are depressed people.
2. always playing or being someone else.
3. seeing people on the street that think they know you.
3. dressing or appearing as you seen them on t.v. everwhere
they go.
4. most dont want to live in l.a. or hollywood.
5. most need therapy all the time, just to cope with the job.
6. cant leave your home without being mobbed by people you
dont know.

BELIEVE ME ITS NO WAY TO LIVE.

1125 days ago
23.

ran from orlando    

Michael jackson will be missed by many.And a note to all Jackson family, we really enjoyed all your music and i wish you all the best.Please keep making us happy with what you have to offer.

Randy Mccloskey
orlando, florida

1125 days ago
24.

Siggisis    

Such a sad anniversary. Michael, you will always be loved and never forgotten!

1125 days ago
25.

Grump    

Wow... Can't believe it's been 2yrs. LYMJ

1125 days ago
26.

Uschi    

<3<3<3 Michael <3<3<3

1125 days ago
27.

ghost whisperer    

I know you are resting in peace, Michael. I saw and took care of you the night you came to my room. Your spirit needed me and I was there for you. Love always

1125 days ago
28.

Price    

Michael Jackson never gave a crap about real issues in the black community.
He changed his African nose so he could look less black and then he changed it again.
He never represented the inner city struggles which explains why the song Man in the Mirror was one of his big hits not written by him.

1125 days ago
29.

sssss    

damn......i cant believe yesterday was my b day n jackson died today......i luv jackson

1125 days ago
30.

kings    

how can pple say bad things about things about this guy...he gave 750million usd to charity...this is the one we know.....me and u know that very few pple on earht today will do that even if we have such money...rip ******...u are always in our mind..and we all know that u are with christ jesus now

1125 days ago
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