Perhaps no other musician in recent times has gotten a better send off than Michael Jackson. After his untimely death in June, ESSENCE.com kept abreast of all events surrounding Jackson and his family. It’s now the end of 2009 and the name Michael Jackson is still as topical, proving that the King of Pop will forever live in our hearts and minds.

Join us as we remember the memory of the dancer, the trendsetter, the entertainer, the legend that was Michael Jackson.

Michael Jackson’s life in photos.

Michael’s changing face through the years.

Michael Jackson: Truth or Tabloid.

An intimate look at Michael Jackson before he became the King of Pop.

Find out who were the ladies who rocked Michael Jackson’s world.

Michael Jackson kept us rockin’ through the years. Find out his Top 25 songs.

The real deal on why Michael Jackson is the undisputed King of Pop.

Michael Jackson’s influence on music is immeasurable.

Throughout his life Michael Jackson’s little sister Janet Jackson was always his heart.

Janet Jackson opens up about her big brother.

The Jackson family lays Michael to rest.

Fans around the world remember the King of Pop.

Michael Jackson fans react to his untimely death.

These celebrities were fans before they were famous.

Michael Jackson’s death is the top entertainment story of 2009.

Michael Jackson will receive a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award.

Joe Jackson says his son may be worth more dead than alive.