Starting in the late 1980s, Jackson became a figure of controversy and speculation due to his changing appearance, relationships, behavior and lifestyle. In 1993, he was accused of sexually abusing the child of a family friend. The lawsuit was settled out of court, and Jackson was not indicted. In 2005, he was tried and acquitted of further child sexual abuse allegations and several other charges. In 2009, while preparing for a series of comeback concerts, This Is It, Jackson died from an overdose of sedatives administered by his personal physician, Conrad Murray. Fans around the world expressed their grief, and Jackson’s public memorial service was broadcast live. In August 2009, the Los Angeles County Coroner ruled that Jackson’s death was a homicide, and Murray was charged with involuntary manslaughter in February 2010. Nine years later, the documentary Leaving Neverland, which detailed posthumous allegations of child sexual abuse, led to a media backlash against Jackson.
Jackson is one of the best selling music artist of all time, with estimated sales of over 350 million records worldwide.Thriller is the best selling album of all time, with estimated sales of 66 million copies worldwide. In addition, the remix album blood on the dance Floor: Historyin the mix (1997) is the best-selling remix album of all time. Bad was the first album to produce five billboard Hot 100 number-one singles. Jackson had 13 billboard hot 100number one single, more than any other male artist in the Hot 100 era, and was also the first artist to have a top ten single in the Billboard Hot 100 in five different decades. The most awarded artist in the history of popular music, he received 13 Grammy awards, the Grammy legend and Grammy life time awards, 6 Brit awards, a Golden Globe award , and 39 Guinness book of records, including the “Most Successful Entertainer of All Time”. His other achievements include an induction into the Rock and Roll all of fame twice and being the only recording artist to have been inducted into the Dance hall fame. In 2016, his estate earned $825 million, the highest yearly amount for a celebrity ever recorded by Forbes.