Michael Jackson 1958-2009

Michael Jackson Remembered

How the child superstar grew into an icon beloved by the world – and the eccentricities that later defined him


After years of spending time with famous kids like Emmanuel Lewis and Macaulay Culkin, Jackson settled a suit charging him with abusing a child in a 1994 case. Then, amid recording a music video for his single "One More Chance" in Las Vegas, Jackson flew back to Santa Barbara, Calif., on Nov. 20, 2003, and surrendered to police on charges of lewd or lascivious acts with a child younger than 14. Taken to jail in handcuffs, the pop star took this now iconic mug shot – and weighed in at a frail 120 lbs.