Singer Michael Jackson has been named the top-earning dead celebrity of 2013.

The administrators of the King of Pop's estate have brought in an estimated $160 million (Gbp106.6 million) in the past year, according to Forbes magazine, thanks to deals with Cirque du Soleil and recorded music sales.

Jackson beats Elvis Presley, whose daughter Lisa-Marie was once the pop star's wife, and Peanuts cartoonist Charles M Schulz, who comes in third with a $37 million (Gbp24.6 million) fortune.

Elizabeth Taylor and reggae star Bob Marley round out the top five.

Ironically, Jackson topped the very much alive Madonna on the pop fortune list - the Material Girl singer was named the top earner on the 2013 celebrity 100 list, with $125 million (Gbp83.3 million) in earnings.