Michael Jackson on the cover of Q magazines August 2009 issue, which coincidentally went to press shortly before Jackson’s tragic death, has been widely circulated as the last authorized photograph of the singer. While that remains likely to be true, photographer John Wright tells the Music Mix that the photo shoot in question actually took place several years ago, in approximately 2007.
Top-notch magazines scrambled to bring out special issues at the death of the world’s biggest phenomenon. Take a look at MJ on Magazine covers down the ages. An exploration of his downward spiral, dozens of iconic photos and tributes from Quincy Jones, Slash, Brooke Shields and more.