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?