It's hard to believe Michael Jackson died six years ago. What's even harder to believe is that — according to TMZ — Jackson's estate has grossed $2 billion since his death. TMZ speculates that after taxes and debt is factored in, the estate still owes $50 million dollars.
Dr. Conrad Murray, the doctor convicted of the involuntary manslaughter of Jackson, served two years of a four-year jail sentence and was released in 2013. That same year, Wade Robson, who formerly denied allegations that Jackson molested him when he was a child, made this statement on the Today show:
"Michael Jackson was, yes, an incredibly talented artist with an incredible gift. He was many things. And he was also a pedophile and a child sexual abuser." Robson, a dancer, met Jackson when he was seven years old.
In 2014, Jackson's former bodyguards Bill Whitfield and Javon Beard released a tell-all book, defending Jackson. The bodyguards, who worked for Jackson for two years, described him as a loving father.
Despite Jackson's troubled past, fans still mourn his loss and feel his legacy. This week, a photo was released of a storm cloud that resembles Jackson moonwalking.
Here are some reflections from Jackson, detailing his struggles in the spotlight. Quotation above via blankonblank.org.