New Photos: Michael Jackson’s Last Rehearsal

Jun. 29 2009, Published 9:30 a.m. ET

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Michael Jackson looked happy and energetic on June 23 as he went through his moves during what turned out to be his final rehearsal for his upcoming London concert series.  As these photos from that night show, Michael didn’t give off a hint of feeling unwell as he commanded the stage for director Kenny Ortega.

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The rehearsal, at L.A.’s Staples Center, went on until nearly midnight.  Michael was pronounced dead at 2:26 PM the next day.

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“This was the most exciting collaboration of my life with a man who has inspired me like no other,” Ortega told exclusively. This was the world’s greatest performer and the world will miss him.”


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