In the 363 days without Michael Joseph Jackson, the pop star's legacy has come into sharper focus, his art, music, magic liberally extracted from his dizzying celebrity and troubled private life.
The year of astounding craziness since his death on June 25, 2009 -- his cardiologist's involuntary manslaughter trial, family feuds, the epic yet futile discussion about the paternity of his three children -- has not dimmed the light that was Michael Jackson.
Instead, Jackson's gift may never have been more powerful. The 13 Grammy Award-winning King of Pop is still celebrated by his original fans and has been discovered by generations of new fans.
The first anniversary of his death will be marked by music specials, concerts, museum exhibits, candlelight vigils, a memorial in London, even a Japanese lottery for the chance to spend the night with Jackson's possessions in the Neverland Collection in Tokyo.
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