Singer Michael Jackson died in Los Angeles on 25 June 2009 of an overdose of prescription medication.

The 50-year-old star was known throughout the world for albums such as 'Thriller' (1982) and 'Bad' (1987). In his later years, he built a connection with Cork, which he visited in 2006 and liked so much he returned the following year, hiring out the 22-bedroom Ballinacurra House in Kinsale while he searched for a home to buy.

In this RTÉ News report from 26 June 2009, Jennie O'Sullivan visits Ballinacurra House, where owner Des McGahan recalls Jackson's visit.