Michael Joseph Jackson, Vocalist born August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana. While first famous at a young age as a member of the Jackson Five (later the Jacksons), his biggest success came in 1982 with the release of Thriller, which went on to become the biggest-selling album of all time. Its third single was "Beat It" a collaboration with Eddie Van Halen and can be found in Guitar Hero World Tour. Jackson was also one of the first pop/rock stars to be featured in a video game with the 1989 release of Moonwalker on the Sega Genesis and in arcades.
On June 25, 2009, Michael Jackson was pronounced dead after allegedly suffering a cardiac arrest.