Some ardent fans and music lovers across the world have taken to social media to celebrate the 61st posthumous birthday of Michael Jackson, American singer and songwriter — a decade after his death.


The ‘King of Pop’ was born on August 29, 1958, in Gary, Indiana near Chicago in the US.

He died on June 25, 2009, of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication at his home on north Carolwood Drive in the Holmby Hills, Los Angeles.

He is remembered for breaking barriers with his music and dance steps.


His music videos, including those for ‘Beat It’, ‘Billie Jean’, and ‘Thriller’ from his 1982 album ‘Thriller’, are credited for breaking numerous records and transforming the culture in the entertainment industry.

He is seen by many as the most popular entertainer in the world and was said to have been the best-selling music artist at the time of his death.

Passionate fans from all over the world have taken to Twitter to celebrate him on his birthday by sharing fond memories of his performances, songs and videos.

Today would have been his 61st birthday! The man who inspired millions across the world to sing, dance, perform, even dress a certain way. There will never be another artist like Michael Jackson #GOAT,” a Twitter user said.


Happy birthday to the Legend, King of Pop @michaeljackson. No one can fill his shoes. Those shoes shall remain untouched forever,” another user said.

Here is what some users had to say:




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