Michael Jackson Estate Releases Statement on 10th Anniversary of Singer’s Death

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“Ten years ago today, the world lost a gifted artist and extraordinary humanitarian,” the statement reads.

The estate of Michael Jackson has released a statement on the tenth anniversary of the entertainer’s untimely death.

“Ten years ago today, the world lost a gifted artist and extraordinary humanitarian,” the statement begins. “The entire global community joined in grieving during a powerful and emotional memorial service witnessed by more people than had ever viewed a live event before.”

Jackson died June 25, 2009 of acute Propofol intoxication at age 50. At the time of his death, he had been prepping for his comeback concert residency This Is It at London’s O2 Arena.

“United in grief, the world wept not only at the loss of an artistic genius but at the void left by the loss of a father, son and brother,” the statement continues. “A decade later, Michael Jackson is still with us, his influence embedded in dance, fashion, art and music of the moment. He is more important than ever. But the true measure of Michael was his giving to others which came in many forms.” (read more)

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