MJ Passed away is what we all know but there are lots of theories coming up.

1. Still ghost exists in his house.
2. He was dead many years ago and the current one was look alike
3. The current memorial ceremony was done with empty coffin
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Now the question is in which year ( apart from 2009 ) there are evidences that MJ Died.

The earliest with the supporting fact would win assuming its not before 1958.