Michael Jackson died today and will be missed by many fans. What’s not as well known about the pop star is the role he has played in the video game industry. Michael Jackson made his appearance in the Sega Genesis title Moonwalker.

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He also made a brief appearnace in the music game Space Channel 5. Jackson also collected many arcade games which were auctioned off here. 1up.com also reports that Michael Jackson had ties to the game company Sega:

“In the early ’90s, Jackson was close with Sega, appearing at several charity events with the publisher and making a visit to their Japan headquarters (some believe that he even inspired Sonic the Hedgehog’s character design).”

Michael was also working on a video game of himself but will never have the chance to finish it now. His impact on the world was great and he will be missed.

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