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Michael Jackson's

Driver's License

Stone-Faced Stare

12/24/2012 9:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has obtained the last driver's license photo Michael Jackson ever took -- a big change from the singer's cheery license photo from the 1980s.

The latest photo was taken in 2005 -- four years before the King of Pop's untimely death -- and you can tell from the harrowing image ... MJ had become a tortured soul.

An image of MJ's 1980s driver's license was released by the FBI shortly after Michael died -- as part of the agency's massive file on the singer. The Bureau compiled the dossier during its investigation into child sex allegations involving the singer back in the 90s.

As you can see, Michael was a much different person back then -- smiling brightly for his photo at the DMV.

Of course, it's not like MJ ever put the license to much use -- he was pretty much exclusively chauffeured around, especially in the later years of his life.


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Look At All The Guilt On His Face
From All The Little Boys He Diddled.

671 days ago


Awww! So cute!

671 days ago


Luckily he was chauffeured later in life cos he was always under the influence of one drug or another. He would have killed himself whilst driving but instead he paid Conrad Murray to kill him. =(

671 days ago


TMZ you guys are frigging disgusting "Seriously"

671 days ago


Does anyone have a GOOD license photo? The last one I got they told me "No smiling."

671 days ago



671 days ago


He only had 2 nose jobs to help him breathe while singing. And he is an honest guy. Give me a break.

671 days ago

Ivan in Phoenix    

Michael was knocking at death's door years before he passed. Looks like meth or heroin was destroying his face.

671 days ago


Why are most people who hve commented on here soo rude and mean?! Hes dead for Gods sake, when he was alive you spoke ****, and now your doing the same. Seriously! IOnly speak when you have something nice to say, if you don't then zip that mouth.

671 days ago

BB not bb    

Money can't buy happiness and sometimes it just buys misery. If he didn't have the money for all of that plastic surgery, he would still be the cute guy he started out as. The way his face is so mangled up in later years, you almost can't tell what his expression is. He as all of the expression left in his face of a burn victim.

That is why it is more blessed to give than to receive. If you give your money to those who can be helped by it, you are rewarded in heaven and with good things on earth. If you spend all of the money on yourself, you end up not knowing what to do with it and gonig to far.

People always hate and obsess over how they look. If you remember it is what is inside that really counts, how can you care so much that you would allow your face to be mangled? Blacks want thinner noses, but their faces are wider so it doesn't even match right.

People should just keep the looks they started with and be happy. If they don't have a cleft palate siamese twin or something else horribly wrong, why bother trying to change it?

670 days ago


I don't know about California but in Iowa, you're no longer allowed to smile for your DL photo. Not that he wasn't a tortured soul but my picture looks worse than his.

670 days ago


The only thing what is important on the licence is the FULL name on it...Michael JOE you all remember how he was identified on June 25th 2009...alleged identified by his driver licence with the name Michael JOSEPH Jackson.
Michael you are still the best...i love you : *)

670 days ago


Spooky! The wig, the make-up, I don't know anyone who wouldn't stare in an encounter w/ Michael. He was such a nice looking young man, I'm sure many have asked why? The whole story, sad.

670 days ago


I wish we could just let this man rest in peace already

670 days ago

tony gee    

The latest photo was taken in 2005 -- four years before the King of Pop's untimely death -- and you can tell from the harrowing image ... MJ had become a tortured soul. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE ABOVE ITEM?

Again "The latest photo was taken in 2005 -- four years before the King of Pop's untimely death" -- if I would go by this statement, then Michael Jackson died in 2001. This is what the article says, not me?

670 days ago
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