Following the death of Michael Jackson at age 50, magazines have scrambled to assemble tribute covers detailing his life in images, hits and headlines. Here are some covers honoring MJ’s life:
Managing editor Richard Stengel said of the issue: “We realized his life did fall into these chapters. There was the little Michael Jackson — the Jackson 5. There were the superstar years where he was the most famous, global celebrity and then the very weird, eccentric years. We thought that would be a great structure for the package — with that opening story about the news of his death and then a closing piece evaluating the music.”
“You want to be on the newsstand for those epic stories where people still want to run out (and buy it),” Managing editor Daniel Klaidman said.
The magazine features a double cover, with a special flip editon with his life in pictures.
This is one of the four separate tribute covers available from the magazine’s latest issue.