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Remembering Michael Jackson: 5 Classic Videos

WATCH: In honor of the King of Pop's death, SPIN revisits his defining moments of the past 40 years.

William Goodman // June 24, 2009

Michael Jackson, who redefined pop culture and music over his 40-year career, died today in Los Angeles from a heart attack. He was 50 (read the full story here). As our tribute, we compiled the best video moments of Jackson’s career, from the early days with the Jackson 5 to his crowning as the King of Pop.

Jackson 5 Perform “ABC” on The Ed Sullivan Show (1970)

Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney, “Say, Say, Say” Music Video (1983)

Michael Jackson Performs “Billie Jean” on the Motown 25th Anniversary Special (1983)

Jackson Joins N’Sync at MTV VMA Awards (2001)

The Jacksons Reunite at NYC’s Madison Square Garden (2001)