Talk:Death of Michael Jackson

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Former good article nominee Death of Michael Jackson was a good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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Did You Know A fact from this article appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page in the "Did you know?" column on April 1, 2010.
Current status: Former good article nominee

Updated postmortem music sales[edit]

A lot of the information under "Record Sales" is already outdated. "Jackson's record sales increased dramatically in the hours following his death. His album Thriller climbed to number one on the American iTunes music chart, and another eight made it into the top 40.[26] In the UK, where he would have performed in less than three weeks, his albums occupied 14 of the top 20 places on the sales chart, with Off The Wall topping the chart."

This article has information a bit more recent,

But I think things are going to keep changing over the next week or so. I'm not complaining about this or anything, but just saying that whoever is interested in editing the article should be on the look out for these new figures. They seem amazingly noteworthy.

Record sales[edit]

9 Michael's albums are on first 9 positions. Someone could wrote bout it cause there's only information they're in top 40.

Should we say it was really 1 billion people worldwide watching?[edit]

According to the "main" Michael Jackson page, the worldwide audience of 1 billion people didn't seem to be represented as a very accurate/reliable estimation.

What I mean is that the main page says that the audience may have been 1 billion, maybe not.

Can we sort of elaborate on this to be sure of it?


WTH is likeness[edit]

"The estate estimated that the value of Jackson's likeness is only $2,105; whereas the IRS estimated that the likeness to be worth $434.26 million"

WTH is "likeness" here which is Lions's share of his "$567.6 million in assets"? I cannot believe it is just a portrait. üser:Altenmann >t 05:24, 12 December 2015 (UTC)

Interwiki of Portuguese Wikipedia[edit]

Please, someone who is able to edit the article, change the interwiki of Portuguese Wikipedia, which is currently pointing to a section in their Michael Jackson article. They actually have an article only about his death, it's here. Thanks. (talk) 09:38, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

The issue here is that, despite is everything right in Wikidata, a interwiki set within this article is making the Portuguese Wikipedia link be another one. It's just needed to remove that interwiki and it'll be correct. (talk) 11:28, 17 August 2016 (UTC)

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Semi-protected edit request on 25 January 2017[edit]

The section on family reaction should be augmented to show that Paris Jackson stated in an interview with Rolling Stone that her father was murdered. See: — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:1C2:500:625A:3900:32A2:64A6:1BB8 (talkcontribs)

Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format.  B E C K Y S A Y L E 06:39, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

I would add this paragraph at the end of section 4.1:

In 2017, Paris Jackson gave an interview to Rolling Stone magazine in which she stated that she was "absolutely" convinced that her father had been murdered.[1] 2601:1C2:500:625A:21E1:19F7:2933:EDF9 (talk) 22:19, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

Done DRAGON BOOSTER 05:23, 15 February 2017 (UTC)



The article should mention Jackson was almost completely bald and wore a wig: (Gysi1 (talk) 18:00, 15 August 2017 (UTC))