PHOTO GALLERY: The Strange Life and Times of Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson—who passed away after suffering cardiac arrest in Los Angeles on Thursday—was as eccentric as he was talented. Which is to say, very.

The surgical masks! The chimpanzee companion! The pajamas in court! The baby-dangling! Brooke Shields! It was truly a strange and wonderful journey.

Click through our gallery of Michael Jackson's strangest moments and revel in the wackiness.

Share with us in the comments section: What was your favorite crazy Jack-O moment?

 

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  • patricia
    patricia

    mike favors himself a little as he did in 1984, boy mike tried his hardest to be accepted by white america but saly it di not work , he had more problems being white than he did when he was black, you poor thing, God I wish some how you could of saved this man throgh dream, revelation, something, Lord I just don't understand how could this be. When your out of God's covering anything goes, anything can happen, my Lord!

  • patricia
    patricia

    there goes another one of mike's fine pics purposely shown in black and white when this is a colored pic of him, because.... well i won't get into that, boy, why god, why dear lord did this have to happen to mj, why didn't you stop him and draw him nearer to you oh god, why did he have to destroy himself and turn himself into something in order to be accepted by white america, why lord, oh god of mercy why!? :(

  • patricia
    patricia

    boy was he fine back then, what a goon this world america turned him into just to try to fit in, what a darn shame, i say again what a darn shame!!!!!!and i notice that his pics of him being black is not colored pics but in black and white because.... well i won't go into that, just wanted to let you know i'm not stupid.

  • patricia
    patricia

    i notice the pics of mike being handsome and black are not in color, won't go into detail, but all i have to say your not fooling me.

  • patricia
    patricia

    i noticed that this pic with bubbles won't get larger through zoom because they don't want us to see how cute mike is close up whereas all the other pics zoom in plus i notice this pic is not in color neither, can't fool me.

  • patricia
    patricia

    how sad must your life be. there's normal people out there, go make some real friends instead of crying over a plastic icon mj withcraft works through his music and by you having never heard of mike until past and you wanting to die over him and being depressed over him is the perfect example of mike's withcraft at work through his music

  • PATRICIA
    PATRICIA

    MICHAEL TRIED SO HARD IN LIFE TO GIVE HIMSELF AND OTHERS THE BEST LIFE THROUGH LOVE, ETC. BUT IT DIDN'T WORK TO IT'S FULLEST, SOME OU LOVE MORE, BUT NOT ALL OF US BECAUSE OF HIM. MJ HAD TO REMEMBER THAT HE WAS ONLY HUMAN AND DIDN'T HAVE THE POWER TO MAKE ALL THINGS THE WAY HE WANTED THEM TO BE, ONLY GOD COULD DO THAT EVEN IF HE TRIED WITHCRAFT GOD HIS MORE POWERFUL THAN WITCHCRAFT, IF I WERE MJ I WOULD TURNED AROUND AND GAVE MY LIFE TO GOD SO GOD COULD OF HELPED HIM AGAISNT DEMON EVIL PEOPLE BECAUSE THE DEVIL CAN ONLY RESPECT GOD NOT MAN

  • Joannaa03
    Joannaa03

    So Whaat if they're going ut it's their buisness,not our .Although they woud make quite a good couple !

  • monica
    monica

    selena gomez is to old for im

  • talkshitidc143
    talkshitidc143

    i think they are adorable... they look cute together.. the age gap is never noticed

  • gleidyan
    gleidyan

    heii te ves realmente bn !... pero te verias mejor con alguien que de verdad te quiera por ser tu ! no por ser quien eres ! te deseo lo mejor ! cuidate y n bso!

  • satya
    satya

    they should be friends.....they cannt behave more than that

  • tina
    tina

    there just friends

  • roshell
    roshell

    :P

  • Emily&Jenna
    Emily&Jenna

    i am not just saying that i now it.:jenna

  • Emily&Jenna
    Emily&Jenna

    Justin and Selena do not go together:emily justin is so gay and selena is so cut.:jenna

  • lala
    lala

    Just allow people be. Whatever de r is none of anybodies buz. y does d press enjoy doin good n bad?

  • Martins
    Martins

    Justin Bieber is too much i love the guy and i wish to be like him...He is very influential and his fame has given me much concern..GO JUSTIN U GOT IT!!.Luv 4rm martins all the way from West Africa Nigeria

  • haley
    haley

    ok justin bieber is 100 we all no he is and yes i do follwole justin on twitter.com

  • Caitlin
    Caitlin

    Awesome Job!

  • Caitlin
    Caitlin

    Awesome Job!

  • taisa
    taisa

    strange

  • emma
    emma

    missing michael forveva!m.j.m.a=michael jackson awsome

  • ILOVEUMJ♥
    ILOVEUMJ♥

    LEARN ENGLISH AKNIGHT. I LOVE U MICHAEL ♥

  • ILOVEUMJ♥
    ILOVEUMJ♥

    THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MAN IN EARTH I LOVE U ENDLESSLY MICHAEL U R THE BEST THING IN MY LIFE U R NOT DEAD U R ALIVE IN MY HEART I CAN'T FIND THE CORRECT WORDS TO EXPLAIN WHAT I FEEL FOR U. U DON'T IMAGINE HOW MUCH DO I WANT TO HUG U TO KISS U, MICHAEL JOSEPH JACKSON I LOVE U MORE THAN LIFE I REALLY DO.

  • ILOVEMJ♥
    ILOVEMJ♥

    thecritic U're f*cking dead piece of stupid, why don't u get a life ? if u don't like MJ why do u watch his photos ? idiot I LOVE U MICHAEL AS MANY OTHER PEOPLE U WILL LIVE IN OUR HEARTS 4EVER, DON'T MATTER WHAT OTHER POEPLE SAY, U ARE THE ONE.

  • jalila
    jalila

    thecritic, if he's dead, can still speak, can MJ ? Yes he can and he will live on through his legacy ignorant

  • jalila
    jalila

    legends never die and MJ's a very big legend no one was or will be like him. So the man will liveon through his legacy.

  • galerizah
    galerizah

    i have seen lots of michael jacksons videos and i tried ard to observe and uderstand this person.i research every now and then and i fully understand that michael is adifferent person.genius in terms of music,great performer and a good christian bec he helped people by using his money from works.what i admired from him is for beng loving to his fans, papparazzi and paying respect to co artists.he is one of a kind.a good influence so to speak.

  • Vero
    Vero

    How dare you?????? If you don't like Michael then why do you even look 4 him..... And how dare you to call him a freak???? Do research first before you judge somebody!!!!!!!!!!!! An d if you still don't like him, in spite all the great things he's done, then you better stay quiet.... Keep those coments to yourself.... And I agree, Michael hated to be called wacko jacko... It ofensive, and noone should put that again......

  • regiane adriana
    regiane adriana

    With many tears and pain I am not now of you believe that you left us and we will be without you without your gloss, you are not a star was more so that changed the enchanted world that the people who helped many to what you did anybody ever do the same, you and only eternal. crying because you had too much for even shine the console and I know you ta heaven with God and should be fun, I'll see you shine very well as its magic and dance we will still see God in the kingdom. Saudade is like a little hungry. Only when it come to pass here. But sometimes the nostalgia is so great that the presence is not: either be with the person all the time. This will be one of the other for a unified whole is one of the most urgent feeling that you have missed in life with many here and I am not sure we will ta from you soon. te amo te amo te amo te amo te amo

  • kare
    kare

    e'll always be in our hearts and our souls. He aand his music will live forever! Russia loves u Michael!!!!

  • mjsgirl
    mjsgirl

    For the record this is Paris he is holding!

  • mjsgirl
    mjsgirl

    For the record this is Paris he is holding!

  • mjsgirl
    mjsgirl

    For the record that is Paris he is holding!

  • aknight
    aknight

    wat d f*ck

  • aknight
    aknight

    two freks

  • mary lane
    mary lane

    i first saw michael and his brothers in a chicago nightclub when he was about 7yrs old and they were not yet the jackson five and no one really knew them.all of us party goers were asking what are these kids doing here at 2am entertainig us. boy if we only knew!!!!!!!

  • Lucy
    Lucy

    Okay, maybe my mistake - I think it's a red "string" bracelet, which I saw in another trial photo. Sure looked suspicous though...

  • Lucy
    Lucy

    Did anyone see the wicked track mark on his left hand? YIKES, dead indeed.

  • Denise
    Denise

    The Jackson family and especially Michael will always be apart of my life. I grew up with the Jackson 5 like many of others. But I related to the "Jackson" children because they were a big family being raised by their father in show business and how stern Joe Jackson was to his children. My family was of 10 chidren as well and my father was strict but not in such ways that Michael in his family has stated. I really feel for his children being raised by Joe Jackson now that Michael is gone. I hope and pray some other family member like Janet gets those wonderful children. I will always love Michael, he was a highly intellegent human being that I do not believe many people seen the true Michael. Yes, his music made me feel as good and as it made the next person feel that enjoyed his sounds. But listen to the lyrics and hear the real message of what he was trying to relate to the world, look at all the wonderful things he did for the sick and to help other countries to survive. Michael Jackson made it into the Genius Book of World Records for donating the MOST money in the name of humanity. He did not care about money he cared about reaching out showing love towards one another. Let us all try a taste of his medicine and Remember the Time. The Good Time of Living Life for today, because we all maybe gone Tomorrow.

  • bob byers
    bob byers

    No buddy can beat it like Micheal can.................................

  • qrishamora
    qrishamora

    he dont meant to do that actually.. we understand micheal.. i love u

  • qrishamora
    qrishamora

    and by the way (thecritic), dont forget to make an appoiment with surgery doctor and ask the doctor to change your face into chimpanze's face ok :) u'll be so famous all over the world. we know youre so jelouse of late m.j. go n get a life.

  • qrishamora
    qrishamora

    i love him so much

  • laurern
    laurern

    hey michael i love your music and you will be in my heart 4 ever.

  • sudani.IBRAHIM
    sudani.IBRAHIM

    one day you also will be dead////let him to sleep quiet/ you are nt human..........ya hes gone but he will be in our heart 2day 2morrow once and forever

  • sudani.IBRAHIM
    sudani.IBRAHIM

    to those whom write bad things of MJ.....hes alredy dead leave him in pice//plz

  • grace
    grace

    ooo...his under eye bags look swollen.Ouch.R.i.p michael.God bless you sweet angel.

  • Victoria
    Victoria

    thecritic ...you are stupid ..f*ck .. what are you mean ..who are you ??? ..yes i know it ...you are °°°°°... Michael is best and you are jelous ...

  • Victoria
    Victoria

    The best ..the beautiful ..excelen ... best and KING

  • Victoria
    Victoria

    Thecritic ... you are need help .. we know he is died ... he is best and you are onli stuopid

  • Victoria
    Victoria

    Thecritic ... you are need help .. we know he is died ... he is best and you are onli stuopid

  • Victoria
    Victoria

    The best children ... he is good dad ...verry good dad ... i love him :)) ..he is best ..

  • Victoria
    Victoria

    The best children ... he is good dad ...verry good dad ... i love him :)) ..he is best ..

  • da thirteenyearold
    da thirteenyearold

    the monkey was cute anyway o hush critic person cuz i bet da monkey look beta den u enyways... but idk y u got a pic of supposedly u lickin sum boobies but u kno u suck DyCK lol shyt face hav fun in hell jus bring a gallon of water

  • da13yearold
    da13yearold

    you peace of sh*t.... i kno dats ryte tell dat critic off nd i want em 2 try mee im crazy

  • DA13YEAROLDFAREALZ
    DA13YEAROLDFAREALZ

    boo hoo, ha ha ooooooo u goin 2 HELLicopter nfa laffen at MJ'S death thecritic... u kno wat u aint a critic u a person wyt kno lyf who jus wana talk about pp nd dash jush nuashty u kno dat we wana hav peace in dis world nd im sure MJ did 2 ppl lyk u start wars nd all wat not u kno dat so shut the fudge up nd eat a tub of icecream u person mii goodness i wuld curse u out nut i alredy thynk u did by yo moma hahaha --***DUECES

  • da13yearoldfareall
    da13yearoldfareall

    how sad must your life be. there's normal people out there, go make some real friends instead of crying over a plastic icon oooo you person you a mean person cuz u makin fun of sumones death go make yo own frendz cuz appearantly all u can do is talk about MJ so u kno wat u can go 2 HELLicopter u ASSprin nd suck on a popcikle muahahahaha u iotch

  • sojazzie22334
    sojazzie22334

    mann i wasnt even alive wen he came out but im still in love wyt micheal jackson o m g all yall haters out there haten on him keep haten but he still da king of pop... R.I.P. MICHEAL JACKSON from the little thirteen year old

  • Jen
    Jen

    you are a dumbass thecritic you need help

  • jen
    jen

    wow (thecritic) you have problems and issues you need to see a doctor to help you

  • guest
    guest

    you peace of sh*t....

  • Sheila
    Sheila

    DO NOT call him wacko jacko!!!

  • thecritic
    thecritic

    my word, such anger tut tut tut, get a life you pitiful little people

  • thecritic
    thecritic

    thecritic, if he's dead, can still speak, can MJ ?

  • thecritic
    thecritic

    very dead, and decomposing, how's that

  • thecritic
    thecritic

    thecritic says it as it is, you leia, do not have an opinion

  • thecritic
    thecritic

    just look at all those kids. oops, he was found not guilty. but then, so was OJ

  • thecritic
    thecritic

    boo hoo, ha ha

  • thecritic
    thecritic

    the monkey was cute anyway

  • thecritic
    thecritic

    I DON'T LOVE YOU MICHAEL, and in case you haven't noticed, you're DEAD DEAD DEAD

  • thecritic
    thecritic

    i jus donno wat to say bt all this ....m gon in depression after the sad demise of da popstar....i live in india n i was jus 1 yrs old wen he visited my country....i had never heard of him or his songs until he has passed away.....buh after i heard the sad news i hv gone mad behind him ....i hv collected his music ....videos....n wat not.....i jus hope he is not dead....i m ready to die fo ya n give ya my soul so u can live again....buh jus cum back........plssssssssssss.....!!!!! ! how sad must your life be. there's normal people out there, go make some real friends instead of crying over a plastic icon

  • thecritic
    thecritic

    Dont call him WACKY JACKO!!!! Its MICHAEL JACKSON!!!! the freak is dead dead dead.

  • leia
    leia

    The critic is already dead, get a life you miserable little person.

  • Leia
    Leia

    Yup you ( thecritic) are an ASS... in deed

  • Leia
    Leia

    Mariana you are quite ignorant

  • Angelique Blanchard
    Angelique Blanchard

    I would've done the moonwalk on the van!

  • norene
    norene

    May his soul rest in peace,long live his music,he was an inspiration to many

  • Thompson
    Thompson

    I miss Michael Jackson so much, it looks like as if he is still alive listening with his songs. His songs are very educating and ofcourse entertaining. For those people who don't like him just because of bad rumors about him, please research about his life first and all the sufferings that he have to face which he doesn't like.. Some people are just accusing him because of money. Ahh, enough of it... All in all, Michael Jackson really made an impact to the lives of many people, that's why most of us loves him so much. And I'm one of those who loves him so much. RIP King of Pop - We will adore you forever. I agree with you totally. And some of the things he did, because of money, he as every human could have been misled by others. He did his part and let all appreciate that. The rest is for God to judge.

  • Thompson - Zambia
    Thompson - Zambia

    All of us have our good side, bad side, wrong side, right side, evil side and Godly side. Micheal Jackson was only human. From childhood I loved his music and appreciated his talent. Think .. how many of us have created global impact from what God has blessed us with or even shared our sweat. Micheal Jackson did that. Can we also learn from him ... his mistakes and success. He really was a HERO, A blessed, talented and top example of Entreprenuership espacially for my Continent - Africa. MHSRIP

  • ddchavezz
    ddchavezz

    Dont call him WACKY JACKO!!!! Its MICHAEL JACKSON!!!!

  • bwahahah; meow ? :0
    bwahahah; meow ? :0

    not smiling now, HE'S DEAD fag

  • bwahah; meow ? :0
    bwahah; meow ? :0

    let's practice for the funeral, you'll be in that hole over there how amazing , you have such respect . idiot , is that all you do in your time ? what has he ever done to you; jerk . btw; go die in a hole .sicko .

  • aishteru
    aishteru

    stfu ^^ amazing , you have such an open vocabulary *sarcastic*

  • sejal
    sejal

    i jus donno wat to say bt all this ....m gon in depression after the sad demise of da popstar....i live in india n i was jus 1 yrs old wen he visited my country....i had never heard of him or his songs until he has passed away.....buh after i heard the sad news i hv gone mad behind him ....i hv collected his music ....videos....n wat not.....i jus hope he is not dead....i m ready to die fo ya n give ya my soul so u can live again....buh jus cum back........plssssssssssss.....!!!!!!

  • FUNMI
    FUNMI

    MICHEAL USED TO BE MY CHILDHOOD HERO. I WALKED MY ASS OUT TRYING TO GET HIS STEPS TO NO AVAIL. THE SADDEST PART IS THE FACT THAT U NEVA VISITED MY COUNTRY (NIGERIA). REST IN PERFECT PEACE.

  • Erin
    Erin

    Rest in peace... He was crazy, but he was a genius!

  • d
    d

    one week later, i cant believe! sad a lot to be true.

  • Amelia Sabah
    Amelia Sabah

    love you michael

  • mariana
    mariana

    idiot (thecritic) why dont you die and we all go to your funeral and see you get in the hole and start saying dead dead dead....

  • mariana
    mariana

    idiot. dead is the only word you can write. hope when you are dead everyone only say the word dead.

  • mariana
    mariana

    why are the girls showing there tits. EWW.

  • mariana
    mariana

    aww.. BUBBLES.

  • mariana
    mariana

    he was just trying to get the fans see his baby cause they were asking for it. but you all haters just start making rumors. how could he want to throw his baby from the balcony. he loved children. so all tyou haters just let him rest in peace. LOVEYOUMICHAEL!

  • Not Dead
    Not Dead

    is that all you can say? That he's dead? Change the record ffs!

  • attiya
    attiya

    rest in peace Michael

  • thecritic
    thecritic

    WRONG ONE WEARING THE SHROUD ,TEEHEE

  • thecritic
    thecritic

    YUP, HE'S DEAD

  • thecritic
    thecritic

    not smiling now, HE'S DEAD

  • thecritic
    thecritic

    let's practice for the funeral, you'll be in that hole over there

  • thecritic
    thecritic

    dead

  • thecritic
    thecritic

    stop trying nurse, he's f*cking dead

  • thecritic
    thecritic

    dead

  • thecritic
    thecritic

    dead and gone

  • thecritic
    thecritic

    still dead

  • thecritic
    thecritic

    dead

  • thecritic
    thecritic

    dead

  • babayboy129
    babayboy129

    shut the hell up...smh

  • cat and sensual
    cat and sensual

    michael era uma pessoa linda... por dentro . saudades rei do pop

  • marienoel
    marienoel

    i dont know why he kept hidding their faces.all the same i love u mike, and u will remain in my heart forever

  • Will Tillman III
    Will Tillman III

    Look at his facial expression!

  • lainellep
    lainellep

    I miss Michael Jackson so much, it looks like as if he is still alive listening with his songs. His songs are very educating and ofcourse entertaining. For those people who don't like him just because of bad rumors about him, please research about his life first and all the sufferings that he have to face which he doesn't like.. Some people are just accusing him because of money. Ahh, enough of it... All in all, Michael Jackson really made an impact to the lives of many people, that's why most of us loves him so much. And I'm one of those who loves him so much. RIP King of Pop - We will adore you forever.

  • jbp
    jbp

    ummm, pajamas in court? The man said he was sick and tried to call in and they made him go or he would have been in contempt. I'd have gone in my pj's too, with my hair in curlers and a mud mask on my face....oh, and i would have carried a throw-up bucket too.

  • Jilian
    Jilian

    @noah.....go take a flying leap off of a short pier you ignorant ***hole... dont you have legs long enough to walk away from your computer once in a whlie?...don't answer that! your not worth me responding anymore!!

  • noah
    noah

    This gallery reminded me that someone needs to interview his chimp, Bubbles.

 
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