Michael Jackson’s Last Days
Financial troubles force closure on the main house on the Neverland Ranch in 2006 and Jackson agreed to a Sony-backed refinancing deal.
Michael made his first public appearance since the Arvizo trial to accept eight records from the Guinness World Records in London, including “Most Successful Entertainer of All Time.”
In late 2006, Jackson agreed to share joint custody of his first two children with ex-wife Debbie Rowe.
In 2007 Jackson and Sony bought Famous Music LLC from Viacom, which gave him rights to songs by Eminem, Shakira, Beck and others.
Thriller 25, celebrating 25 years of the iconic album was released in 2008. The reissue hit #1 in eight countries and reached #2 in the U.S.
On June 25, 2009, Jackson passed away in Los Angeles at age 50 after suffering cardiac arrest.