Michael Jackson, right, hugs former South African President Nelson Mandela, left, in Pretoria, South Africa, Saturday, July 20, 1996. 50-year old Jackson, the "King of Pop" died Thursday at UCLA Medical Center, USA, after being stricken at his rented home in Holmby Hills, LA, as he prepared for a comeback tour to vanquish nightmare years of scandal and financial calamity. Picture: ADIL BRADLOW /AP