Michael Jackson: A Legend
Michael Jackson was a legend who will be remembered in the hearts of his fans for years to come. Throughout his tumultuous life, one thing that ironically remained constant was the ongoing transformation in his physical appearance. Despite obvious changes to his nose, jawline and eyes, the pop icon denied he had extensive plastic surgery and blamed his changing skin tone on vitiligo.
A Look at MJ's Physical Transformation over the Years
Michael Jackson began his career as the lead singer for the Jackson 5 in 1964. In the picture above, he is shown on the left in 1969 as a successful child singer. By 2001, Jackson's face differed markedly from its former self. Here are pictures documenting the evolution of Michael Jackson's face over the decades.
At left, Michael Jackson poses for a studio portrait in March 1971. His doe eyes, cherubic face, and sweet voice made him the object of many an adolescent crush. Three decades later in November 2003, an almost completely unrecognizable Jackson is shown in a mug shot after he was booked for multiple counts of alleged child molestation. After his death, the question lingers: what was it all about?
"He didn't want to be Michael Joseph Jackson. He just wanted to be something else. And he went about the business of doing that," says Jackson biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli.
By the time this photo was taken in 1973, Jackson had already released three solo albums and his first number one hit, "Ben." At this time, puberty began to naturally transform Jackson's face, melting away the baby fat and revealing a more masculine jawline.
Jackson biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli suspects that the inevitable changes of puberty were deeply traumatic for the child star. "When he started to change physically as all guys do, when they go through adolescence and puberty, this was really difficult for him," he told Cynthia McFadden of ABC News in 2003.
By the tender age of 18, Jackson's fame had well eclipsed that of his brothers. Yet, despite the adulation, the star was becoming increasingly insecure about his looks. In particular, Jackson disliked his acne-prone skin and his nose. It didn't help that, according to Taraborrelli, Jackson's brothers reportedly called him "big nose."
In 1979, the same year Michael Jackson released his fifth solo album, Off the Wall, it is believed he took another big step: his first foray into plastic surgery.
Jackson reportedly underwent his first rhinoplasty at age 21, after breaking his nose during a dance rehearsal. It would be the first step in a dramatic facial transformation. The same year, in a prophetic interview with Sylvia Chase of 20/20, he claimed he was unable to lead a normal life.
"It's hard to in my position. I try to sometime. And, but people won't deal with me in that way because they see me differently. They won't talk to me like they would a next-door neighbor," he said.
Michael Jackson poses in 1981, during the hiatus between Off the Wall and his mega-hit Thriller. By this point, he had ditched his seventies Afro in favor of what would become his signature curly hair, and his nose is noticeably different from from what it had been just a few years earlier.
"Obviously he's had some nasal surgery," plastic surgeon Pamela Lipkin told ABC News in 2003. "The bridge is much thinner, width of the nostrils is greatly reduced. . . That's a great result. That nose is still believable."
By 1983, Jackson was at the zenith of his career with Thriller well on its way to becoming the best-selling album of all time. Some argue that Michael also looked his best at this time.
This photograph of Jackson was taken in 1985, the same year he would write the hit song "We Are the World" with Lionel Ritchie, which they performed along with fellow superstars Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross and Bruce Springsteen. The year before, Jackson had suffered second-degree burns on his scalp in an infamous accident while filming a Pepsi commercial.
Here is Jackson in 1987, shortly after the release of his album, Bad. In the five years between Thriller and Bad, Jackson's face changed almost as dramatically as his had fame skyrocketed.
After the unprecedented success of Thriller, some think that Jackson's metamorphosis became an artistic statement, far more than his initial insecurities about his appearance. "He wanted to be the King of Pop. He wanted to be Captain Eo," claims Margo Jefferson, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of On Michael Jackson. "I think he was obsessed with staying timeless, is what I think. . . It's as if he wanted to look like some, you know, being who has gone into some eternal realm of fame. . . beyond life and death."
In this picture, Jackson attends the 1989 Soul Train Awards in Los Angeles, unveiling an even thinner nose, heavily-lined eyes, and a suddenly prominent cleft chin. In a 2003 interview with ABC News, plastic surgeon Pamela Lipkin insists that Jackson's transformations could not have been natural.
"That's not a natural cleft. There's a way of creating a cleft in a chin. But the reason why the operation hasn't become popular is it never looks real," she said.
In 1991, Jackson released Dangerous. The album's first single was the number one hit "Black or White"; some interpreted the lyrics as a sly reference to Jackson's ever-lightening skin tone.
In a memorable 1993 interview with Oprah Winfrey, Jackson admitted that his skin color had transformed, but insisted the lightening was a result of a disease called vitiligo.
Plastic surgeon Pamela Lipkin was skeptical of these claims, telling ABC News in 2003, "It's the most unusual case of vitiligo I've ever seen. I think he's bleached his skin possibly to blend in what might have been vitiligo."
At a 1995 charity event, a 36-year-old Jackson was almost completely unrecognizable from the person he was just a decade earlier. His appearance is noticeably wide-eyed and square-jawed, a look that's accentuated by a shorter hairstyle.
Of Jackson's transformation, plastic surgeon Pamela Lipkin has said, "It's obvious that he's trying to look Caucasian. His skin is whiter, his nose is getting thinner every six months. His lips are getting thinner."
In 1997, with his career on the wane, Jackson debuted yet another look: longer, straighter hair and fuller lips. Lipkin believes Jackson may have been addicted to plastic surgery. "It means that no much matter how much surgery you have, you're still not happy with the way you look," she said. "He kept focusing on his nose. It became, his nose became the obsession."
Jackson waves to fans upon arrival in Seoul, South Korea, in 1999. Dr. Steven Laughlin was Jackson's surgeon until the late 1990s. In a 1999 interview with ABC News, Laughlin admitted that although Jackson was "very happy" with his face, "I think he's done more than I recommended in terms of the changes."
By November 2001, Jackson's ever-higher eyebrows created a permanently startled look and suggested surgical intervention of some kind. "He probably had some sort of forehead lift or brow lift," Lipkin told ABC News in 2003. She also believes Jackson was a "Nasal cripple . . . whose nose has been done so many times that there is no nose really to breathe through. Michael Jackson has what we call an end-stage nose, a crucified nose, one that's beyond the point of no return."
Jackson is pictured after his 2003 arrest for alleged child molestation. The charges were almost as shocking as his ever-evolving appearance. The previous year, Jackson told ABC News' Martin Bashir, "I've had no plastic surgery on my face. Just my nose. It helped me breathe better so I can hit higher notes."
In 2005, Michael Jackson stood trial for 14 different charges, including child molestation, conspiracy, and providing alcohol to minors. On June 13, 2005, Jackson was found not guilty on all counts. After the trial, Jackson fled to the island country of Bahrain, far from the public eye.
In the later years of his life, Jackson was rarely seen in public without a surgical mask covering his face. This photo from Jesse Jackson's 66th birthday party in 2007 is a rare exception. His gaunt appearance highlights his prominent cheekbones, chin, and lips.
2009: Michael Jackson's Last Days
Michael Jackson died on 25th June, 2009 at Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States.
Mystery Of Death........
Questions & Answers
Question: What do you think Michael Jackson's cause of death was?
Answer: As far as my knowledge is concerned, his cause of death was due to some overdose effect of medicine he was taking. This view has not been primarily accepted by his fans, who think otherwise and alleges some foul play into his death.
Question: How old was Michael Jackson when he died?
Answer: He died two months short of his 51st birthday.
Question: Do you think Michael Jackson could still be alive somewhere on Earth?
Answer: If you are asking if he could be physically alive somewhere on Earth, the answer is no. However, big celebrities like him do live forever in the hearts of their followers.
Harmonic star on May 13, 2020:
Michael jackson ur memories still live on
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Mellanie Douglas on February 13, 2020:
Micheal Jackson's Death
There are several theories on the death of Micheal Jackson. The most logical statement on the topic is that made by the Los Angeles County coroner as the absolute believed reason. They consider it homicide from a lethal drug combination of anxiolytic lorazepam, a medication for anxiety and depression, and Propofall, a drug Dr. Conrad Murray supposedly gave his patient too much of that was supposed to help him sleep before a surgery. Another theory is that Micheal Jackson faked his own death to avoid financial problems, and actually died just a few years ago. This is not uncommon and has been done many times and is thought to have quietly been done by Averil Lavigne and one of her doubles. Also, a commonly believed theory is that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad killed him to distract attention from Iranian protests. Usually, pop culture is able to distract the mass of people. So if something were going on that we weren't supposed to know about and hints were being picked up by people… BOOM: Katy Perry has a freak out and shaves her head; a new movie comes out; the Jonas Brothers break up; get the picture? So, what actually happened? Did Micheal Jackson experience a drug overdose; was he trying to escape fame; or was his death actually a murder to pull our attention away from the bigger picture?
Several people believe that Micheal Jackson died because of his doctor prescribing a lethal amount of Propofol. The goal of the medication was to get the King of Pop to have a sleep-like sensation before his surgery, but could it have led to his death? Mr. Dr. Conrad Murray was accused of giving his patient too much of the drug before a facial surgery. He was taken to court and held guilty of involuntary manslaughter for improperly providing the anesthetic drug that led to Jackson's death. He served two full years in prison, though his sentence was four years. Did this man kill Jackson intentionally, if at all? Was he paid to do it? So many questions were left unanswered. The case in total was a heartfelt trama for Jackson’s sister, La Toya Jackson. She, herself, believed that there was more to the story of Jackson’s death than anyone was letting on, and was very public about it. She said, "People come into your life, wiggle their way in, control you, manipulate, control your funds, your finances, everything that you have," and claimed that before his death he had said, "La Toya, I'm going to be murdered for my music publishing catalogue and my estate." She said Micheal knew his death was coming and was afraid. An artical even goes far enough to say, “While La Toya does not accuse anyone of masterminding the murder, she condemns the behaviour of Dr Tohme Tohme, who managed Michael's affairs towards the end of his life. "As soon as [Tohme] began acting as Michael's business adviser, he fired key people who had been close to Michael for years," she said. "Once Tohme shut out the rest of the world, he would be able to steer Michael toward business ventures that were profitable for Tohme and his friends." She also claims she found notes in his room, pleading for help. To elaborate on La Toya Jackson’s opinions, she believes that Dr. Murray was but a small part of the death scheme. In a video interview,, La Toya was asked if she thought Michael Jackson's death was murder. Her response was "Absolutely…. I said in the beginning and I believe it to this day. You must remember, Michael told me repeatedly that they were going to kill him and that he was going to die." She was questioned and interrogated by paparazzi: going off on this rampage: " They killed my brother. They killed him and they know who they are." His daughter, Paris Jackson, also claimed that he had dropped hints about people wanting to kill him. So, was Doctor Murray The only one held responsible for the death of Michael Jackson?
Secondly, people believe that Jackson faked his death to escape popularity, and just recently died. It is not uncommon for people who receive popularity to later wish they could just have peace, and are many conspiracies that musicians just can’t leave the industries they've gotten into - so? They fake their death. They even go as far as to hire doubles or stage deaths and the public are left clueless. One popular conspiracy is on the pop- rock artist Avril Lavigne. Conspiracies say she simply wanted out of the music business and her double/ look alike took her place and fame. Anyone else notice the sudden change in her music and appearance and even behavior in 2016? She suddenly got slightly shorter. There are also quite a few subliminal messages hidden in her music, and her handwriting looks like a completely different person. What if Jackson just got tired and was done with his publicity? Or, he was struggling financially and wanted to escape his problem. A cyber article reveals, "However, the singer was It heavy dept due to overspending and over-borrowing." Music Meaning, a Channel on Youtube states, " while Michael Jackson was the King of Pop... He was also a man who was scolded and liberated by the media." In the later years of his life, he had dealt with a lot of stress and pressure particularly because of the way he dealt with children. Now, back to Doctor Murray. The day of Michael Jackson's supposed death, Thegardian.com says, ‘But two things can be true simultaneously: Jackson was one of the most talented performers of all time, and a predator; Jackson mourned his lost childhood, and he was a paedophile.’ Not to mention, there is camera footage of him jokingly throwing his baby daughter half way out the window. The storyline was that he was supposed to be Rehearsing for a performance that he had coming up. The doctor said that Jackson Was in his room for an unusual amount of time. He supposedly went to check in on the Popstar, and found him nearly lifeless. He stated that he had proceeded to do CPR On Michael Jackson for about 10 minutes. Then he called nine-one-one. As a physician, however, what is the doctor know how? And that it was not helpful on a bed, which is where emergency officials found him. This "incident" the doctor made would have given Michael Jackson plenty of time to fake his death and leave the scene, Not to mention a closed Casket ceremony was held for Jackson- closed casket. So was Murray the cause of Jackson's death, or did he help him fake it?
A final theory example is Mahmoud Ahmadinejad killed Micheal Jackson to distract attention from Iranian protests. At the time, of course Iranian protests were being held And were seeming increasingly popular in the eye of the common. Government officials, of course, would not want their people to worry about situations like this. So, they would throw something around that would grab the people's attention. An example of this would be, not too long ago, when Britney Spears cut her hair. This just so happened to happen the same time John F Kennedy Was going through things he did not want the public eye to be intervening in. Although, in later news, we're informed that Britney Spears had a methamphetamine addiction and was going to be tested soon. Traces can be found in your hair, and therefore she would cut it off Just to be able to see her kids, which were taken away at that time. Though there is a story behind Britney Spears's reasoning for cutting her hair, It consequently, happened at the same time commencement of presidential struggles began. Even more common and popular, Wendy Williams passes out on live television. This happened on the same day terrorists attacked Manhattan with a shooting. All of a sudden, Wendy Williams and why did she pass out on TV? Yep, that was what was trending on social media not the recent terrorist activity in Manhattan. So maybe Michael Jackson's death was just to drag our attention to something smaller then anything that someone somewhere out there may not want the public to see.
In summary, there is a vast variety of what, exactly, could have been the cause of Michael Jackson's death. Ranging from AEG, the company that could have drained him to the brim, to him being a mir distraction to the public of something bigger. He cou
PO on November 17, 2019:
He died because of homocide. An unnatural death. I wish he was alive to tell him how much I admire his song called Bad.
Luke Jackson on October 04, 2019:
Rlly? Hold on mind of his health issues and the wrong child molested thing. In 83 to 86 was his nose smaller but in 83 was his nose fresh from the last operation and the nose was bigger after the healing proces we have the nose from 87. He used full body make up and lupus and vitiligo was not good for his look. After all he experemented with his make up compare him from the 85 and the 2005 and make his skin colour darker and you see he never changes most of all the nose but this is just because his make up. Behind this make up and the sadness over the time we have the michael from the year 84. He suffered in so many things but people are blind and doesnt see that. JUST 3 OPERATION, HEALTH ISSUES AND MAKE UP THATS ALL. The wheel of time can be ruthless, so in mikeys point but he goes always with a smile after all this tabloids and f*ckers and the whole as*fu*ked media. I am proud of him. And pls dont forget the burn on january 1984 that was the biggest point in the theme medication and "drugs". Read his Biographies and follow his words.
Viterbo Gómez on September 15, 2019:
Francie McDaniel on August 25, 2019:
Not one parent would sit back knowing their kid was abused. It is all money. Why do famous people have to be ran down in some way?
MJ DID NOT abuse ANYONE. Shame on THEM who accuse!
Michael was remarkable.
gajanis (author) from Pakistan on July 13, 2019:
I thank you all for reading and commenting on this article. Though I would not response individually, but I do respect every ones view point whether in favor or otherwise.
Ashley the person of earth on July 01, 2019:
I wish i could've remembered MJ when he was alive. He died when i was 6 months old ☹
Francie McDaniel on June 26, 2019:
Responsible parents should have had him committed before the nightmare got too far. BIG TIME intervention of whatever they could find. His entire family just let him fall. I would think Joe wouldn't be anywhere near heaven. Counseling. Well, Joseph should never have started all this. Probably ruined the whole family. All that money does not make happiness.
Samy on May 30, 2019:
1985 look is best
Me! on May 10, 2019:
I really disagree with Jacqueline Ashcroft. Of course he looked way better without all of the surgery, but he had a reason for it. He was always treated so poorly as a child, and never got the chance to be one. But people wouldn’t let him be who he wanted. He just wanted to be someone else. But he will always be in our hearts.
TikTok on May 10, 2019:
Ava on May 07, 2019:
He didn't even give me the creepy crawlies
Daja on April 27, 2019:
The surgery was not needed of course he always been so handsome but the small changes was also acceptable but as he continued it just changed his features and became a bit scary. but besides the point either way he will always be loved!
Caro on April 24, 2019:
He always looked gorgeus. I totally agree with Urien Kazama. He hadn't had that many surgeries done. He had skin deseases, and he didn't look so diferent over time, not more than anyone else (I surelly don't look like how I looked when I was 8 or 18 or 28 years old, with many changes in hair style, make up, weight). This kind of journalism (if you can call this journalism) is the one that killed him in the end. He's dead and people still prefer to talk about his appearance than his legacy regarding music or charity work. But he will be remembered much longer than the people who talked trash about him.
Jacqueline Ashcroft on April 17, 2019:
That totally obvious plastic surgery was a big mistake, and then he lied about it and it was sooooooo obvious! Even a kid could see that (I am a kid).
Adity Chowdhury on March 25, 2019:
Yes ....I think MJ is alive. And in
a protected place. He might be became a highly spiritual person
or living like a saint. His brilliant
method of death hoax story.......
Always keep us in question & in
Queries.......still he is a king for
ever and ever.MJ 's mysterious life make more popular than other
Ashley Chen on March 16, 2019:
He looked so much better before the plastic surgery!
HatedFaces on March 14, 2019:
Dude looked good before he changed his skin.
Wurzel on March 09, 2019:
He wasn’t like other guys
rachel on February 28, 2019:
michael jackson is a inspiration to all family friends and fans.
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lol he did
John on February 20, 2019:
Best pop singer
Lexa Terrestrial on February 19, 2019:
I think Michael Jackson's Lupus made him miserable.. probably along with a lot of the trauma he was going through. This made him pay doctors high amounts of $ to give him anesthesia to fall asleep....
Javan Yavweza on January 12, 2019:
I don't know why but I've always loved how Michael Jackson appears on his new face.His songs always made a smile in me..
Missy from Ohio on January 12, 2019:
I think he maybe alive still.But not sure I have not seen real proof.But the pics...I think his chin was different cause younger years no butt chin then his chin got one? I think he's a good singer and love his songs.looks I still think he's good looking.just my opinion.Im a girl.lol anyways I see alot of people on YouTube say they are MJ..lol don't know if one of them is real.cause none has shown me real proof.
Brechelle pierce on December 22, 2018:
I miss Michael-Jackson
jelly on November 29, 2018:
i love Michael Jackson was the best pop singer ever and i am so sad that he is gone from this world but he will always be remembered and also i love him so much because he died on my 1st birthday
Chloe on October 18, 2018:
I think his doctor killed him!
Someone on October 15, 2018:
MJ creeps me out
Lori Denham on October 13, 2018:
I think if MJ is gone that he was intentionally overdosed by higher ups just like so many people think.He was killed for his music catalog and his song rights.I feel if still with us he is still being controlled and they are raking in the millions.No one is owned by anyone in America.
Olivia on October 08, 2018:
I personally do not believe that he only had plastic surgery only on his nose, as he stated in one of the captions bellow one of the pictures! I also found this very informational. And Michael also kind of gives me the creeps!
Abby on September 24, 2018:
Michael Jackson gives me the creeps
Urien Kazama on September 11, 2018:
Several things wrong with this article:
1. The 1981 pic has a slightly different nose cause in he 1979 pic he has a side effect called edema; where the nose can stay swollen up to a year. The 81 pic shows how the swelling went down. He got a 2nd nose job in 1984 cause of nasal obstruction that may occur with the pinching/rearranging of the nose during surgery. The nose will keep changing as it heals due to assymetries and irregularites as well as the shrink wrap. Notice he'd wear tape on his nose ? It's to keep it from expanding.
2. your 1985 pic is actually 1983.
3. Your 1987 pic is actually 1984. You say it's right after the bad album release yet he's no even light due to the vitiligo.
4. The skepticism surrounding his vitiligo needs to end. It's on his autopsy, it's why he wore the glove & there's plenty of off guard pics that show off white patches. He didn't go from dark to light overnight. between the off the wall and oprah inerview is 14 years of it spreading. The loss of melanin made him sensitive to the sun. Notice he always had an umbrella ?
5. Stop quoting Pamela Lipkin. Try Karen Faye. She says he contoured his nose with makeup and wore tape on it to keep it from expanding.
6. Understand that the nose is the center of the face. He had lupus that caused lesions on his nose & butterfly rash. He actually got repeated reconstructive surgery. Lupus attacks the bodys organs, and skin tissues. It goes hand in hand with vitiligo cause they're autoimmune diseases. Lupus makes it hard for the body to heal so there's no way he had an obsession.
7. If you're gonna compare his looks try doing it with pics at similar angles. I've seen pics from 84 next to 2009 that debunk this whole thread. Also, what's with the random life events that have nothing to do with the titile ?
8. Different angles,facial expressions, makeup, aging, weight loss & loss of pigment will make anyone look different.
Haz on September 05, 2018:
I feel like whether he bleached or didn't bleach ,plastic surgery or not his music was beautiful and to be honest I don't think anyone will ever fill his shoes.so haters can hate but that man was a legend .it's just sad some of us never got to meet him.
May Hart on August 31, 2018:
He looked so beutiful when he did not have plastice surgery i would never got plastice surgery
Levette on August 27, 2018:
Michael is the best artists ever. His creativity can never be duplicated. His life is a learning tool on how music can change the world.
Michael Jackson’s image as a child and being bullied because of the way he looked. Is a great example of today’s society judgement on looks, sexuality,and race.
Doctors did not care for the detriment of giving him pain killers. As we see today, the problem continues. When will this stop.
Michael Jackson is the king of POP. I will always love him.
gajanis (author) from Pakistan on June 13, 2018:
Kim and Emanuell , I thank you both of you for reading and commenting on this hub.
Emanuell on May 24, 2018:
I also really love michael!
He is an amazingly talented person. What a pity that he is no longer with us!
Here it is also written about him https://tellmehwo.com/2018/04/24/michael-jackson-n...
But in my opinion he abused plastic surgery.
We must be able to stop in time!
Kim on April 25, 2018:
I love you Michael! No one ever has been or will ever be as amazing as you. You are a paragon! Nothing you have done will eclipse your fame. We in the know, know what the truth is. Be blessed.
gajanis (author) from Pakistan on March 30, 2018:
@Poop, @Anas, @ Gerald P, and @ marissa.
I thank you all for reading and commenting on this article. I sincerely respect all of yours enriched point of views and value these a lot.
marissa on March 25, 2018:
Michael Jackson is my all time favorite artist, he definitely helped me through tough times. Those of you who had claimed skin bleaching is not real you should look into it because that disease attacks in spots and some celebrities have it. I believe that he died from overdose, but that is my own opinion and i respect that. I have to say that he looked much better as a child then after his plastic surgery. He was kind and respected everybody. Even though people saw his heart and not his looks, he still felt the need to feel "happy" with his appearance. R.I.P. Michael.
Gerald P on March 21, 2018:
Wow, this article really shows what a change he went through! Thank you for making this. He used to look totally normal... but then he started to look kind of creepy.
gajanis (author) from Pakistan on January 29, 2018:
@Marco and @mermaid, I thank you for reading this article and for your comments.
@ Feliks, I also thank you for reading and commenting on this article, your point of view has been taken and let's other readers comment on this.However, your slag language and personal comments are not welcomed here. Thank you.
Feliks on January 24, 2018:
Check your facts, this is such bullshit! I myself am a journalist and know not to believe what the tabloids say. His nose looks the same from the 80s til he died. If you cant see that you are really blind. You dont think age has anything to do how he looks??? And also check on YouTube what vitiligo really does, he had it, it says so in his autopsy..So saying that he claims to have had it is disgusting. Check your facts. This is why he died at the age 50 because of lying sons of bitches got him addicted to painkillers starting from 90s and never got rid of them. And one more thing so what if he would change his looks what the fuck what difference does it make what a person looks like. People like you are the people which make me never want to visit your miserable country. Thank you.
mermaid on January 22, 2018:
it is sad to see Michael Jackson
Marco on January 14, 2018:
gajanis (author) from Pakistan on January 07, 2018:
@Kim Lori, thank you for reading this hub. The cause of death of MJ is still a mystery so one should not jump to any conclusion. Regards.
Kim Lori on January 01, 2018:
He was so kind but somebody kill come for no reason I hope he's going to say sorry and go see him .
gajanis (author) from Pakistan on December 27, 2017:
@Crazy me, I am happy to note that this article has helped you in your school project. Do share this with others too. Thank you.
Crazy me on December 26, 2017:
This was some help for me. I was doing a school project on MJ and I used this website.
BELLE on November 28, 2017:
people focus too much on the way he looks and did not consider the reason why he undergo these changes
gajanis (author) from Pakistan on November 08, 2017:
I thank you all for your valuable comments and respect every point of you and appreciate.
??????? on November 05, 2017:
He looked best in the late 80s and early 90s ( 1986 - 1994).
JTE Dimandix on July 28, 2017:
Please let me dissagree with this article. He did only 2 surgeries. One on his nose and the second was on his nose too. The changing color was due to his vitiligo. There's no "skin bleeching". As for the weird chin and cheekbones, in a video on YouTube it was said that he had a skin disorter that make him "melt". That why his nose fall. The children molestation is just a stupid story that a hater told to the cops. That's why his penis did'nt was like it was on the kid's description.
William Grenon on July 18, 2017:
He didn't bleach his skin to look lighter he put bleach on his skin so that there would be no blotches on his skin.
Daniel on June 30, 2017:
He looked very good before he bleached his skin. But he was a very good man , and even sang songs of why we can not be racist to others. Jackson is a role model
IdaCippolinni on June 22, 2017:
At the very end, when it says "2005: Michael Jackson's Last Days," shouldn't it be 2009? I mean, he died June 25, 2009, at the age of 50. It's also out of order on the timeline, going 2005, 2007, and then back to 2005. That should be fixed.
gajanis (author) from Pakistan on June 14, 2017:
I thank you all of you individually for stopping by and read this hub and also appreciate your valuable comments. Thank you.
Jo on June 10, 2017:
he died looking like a doll,,, a scary doll
Tina Denise Anderson on May 29, 2017:
I don't think I'll ever be able to understand why his appearance changed over the years I can't so much of his personality reminds me of myself I don't really want to go in to it. our birthdays are only four days apart and I can see me in him I love you Michael Jackson..you were certainly about love God bless you. I don't know what he was going through but I feel that his heart was so big that people overlooked his appearance. And that's how God is he looks at the heart Michaels put his heart on his sleeve he could not help but display love he was an angel sent from God.....
Winshard on May 02, 2017:
He was better looking before plastic surgery.
vishnu on April 27, 2017:
Michael is a good teacher too. He teaches us to take care of nature and becareful about politics and doctors.
ani on March 19, 2017:
i feel as if this is trying to villify him. the number one focus always has to be his appearence, doesn't it? yeah, it doesn't matter that he had so much love, and he gave us beautiful music, and he brought happiness to all his fans. no, that kind of stuff doesn't matter to anybody anymore. its all about talking about his skin, and focusing on his nose.
and also, referring to what Pamela Lipkin had to say about Michael in 1993, i just have to mention that she is a PLASTIC SURGEON, not a DERMATOLOGIST, someone who treats skin diseases and problems with people's hair, nails and scalp. she has no right to state he had bleached his skin.
nobody really talks about the vitiligo and the lupus he had. from around after Off The Wall and nearer to Thriller, he started to develop patches and covered them up with makeup. there is a picture of his makeup box from the Victory Tour. it was starting in his hands, neck and face which is a reason why he also wore the glove.
some pictures have captured his makeup coming off, or where he didn't try and hide the patches on certain parts of his body. Karen Faye had been his makeup artist for decades, and he had tried to hide it from her, but it had become so bad, they had to do full body makeup, as vitiligo and lupus can sometimes lead to skin cancer, needing heavy makeup or sun-block all over the body. that is also why as he got older, he had an umbrella around to keep the sun from having contact with his skin.
he had covered the patches up with his darker kin complexion, but as the condition became so severe, he had to go with the lighter tone.
i have lots more to say about this, but to anyone assuming without evidence, just don't. because at the end of the day, it will deeply hurt and affect the person you are talking about.
dguyf,fy on March 06, 2017:
i love michael jackson can not believe he died :(
Calvin Jenkins on February 28, 2017:
i'm going to be just like him
Jay F. on February 19, 2017:
How was Michael's afro getting thinner? (from 1977 to 1979)
In 1981, his afro was almost gone and in 1983, he just had curls!
sados on January 22, 2017:
well i loved michael but like alex said i am sad to see the end too
Hi on January 21, 2017:
I think he looked best when he did thriller.its sad he died.
hello on January 08, 2017:
he looked like a doll before he died!!!!!!
pooja on December 05, 2016:
No matter how he looks,but he is never replaced by any one in our hearts ♥
MJbiggestfan on November 21, 2016:
He was extremely goodlooking to the very last day of his life. The times that people thought he didn't look good was just the makeup. Watch dancers audition this is it on youtube and you will see him sitting in the first row looking better than ever and really really masculine. I think he looked his best in the 90s and 2000's. He didn't really change that much from the 90s to 2000's, it was seriously just the respective makeup style.
gajanis (author) from Pakistan on November 20, 2016:
Thank you Vishal Verma for stopping by and reading this hub.I do agree to your beautiful comment.
Vishal Verma on November 19, 2016:
Legend of all time. No one can take his place..
gajanis (author) from Pakistan on November 14, 2016:
Thank you dev for your comment, yes Michael Jackson is still alive in the hearts of his countless followers.
dev on November 12, 2016:
Michael Jackson is Still Alive
gajanis (author) from Pakistan on September 10, 2016:
Thank you so much for your comments alex, yes I do agree with you completely.
alex on September 08, 2016:
he looked so much better before the plastic surgery. even mid-way was fine. so sad to see the end.