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Michael Jackson - Four years after death

Michael Jackson - Four years after death

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Today marks four years to the day of the sudden passing of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson

The shocking news came on June 25th, 2009 - just days before the launch of Jackson's highly-anticipated concert series in London.  Today, four years later, the finger pointing continues over Michael's death.  His mother Katherine Jackson is in the midst of a closely-watched civil trial against concert promoters AEG Live, now in its ninth week. 

Mrs. Jackson holds AEG Live partially responsible for Michael's death, accusing the company of being negligent in hiring Dr. Conrad Murray to care for her son.  Murray is currently serving a four year jail sentence for involuntary manslaughter.  But AEG Live says it was Michael who handpicked the cardiologist to be his personal physician while preparing for his comeback concert series.  

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Testimony will continue at trial today as Jackson fans mark the anniversary of his passing.  At the same time, Jackson's empire continues to grow.  Estimates of Michael Jackson's net worth after death range from 600 million-dollars to one-billion  dollars. 

Despite the ongoing debate over his death, others are choosing to remember the King of Pop in a more positive way, celebrating his life.  The U.K. Madame Tussauds has unveiled three brand new wax figures of Jackson, debuting them on Monday at the Lyric Theater in London, where the "Thriller Live" show is being staged.  The wax museum also released what they say is some never-before-seen archival footage of the superstar dancing for sculptors attempting to take his likeness.  

Jackson would have been 55 years old this August. 

Check out some of the wax figures below.

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