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.
— Michael Jackson (@michaeljackson) August 29, 2019
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:
Today would have been his 61st bday! The man who inspired millions across the world to sing, dance, perform, even dress a certain way.. there will never be another artist like #MichaelJackson 🙌🏼 #GOAT pic.twitter.com/4TzOCRPa4T
— Sophie C (@Sophie_Choudry) August 29, 2019
Just before I go to bed just want to say Happy Birthday to one of musics biggest inspirations, Michael Jackson, you truly were a legend RIPx
— zayn (@zaynmalik) August 29, 2012
On this day Aug 29, 1958
Michael Jackson was born at 7:33 pm in Gary, Indiana time. The greatest artist in recorded history. Long live the King of Pop! We miss you greatly. pic.twitter.com/8ybI0Lcf8y
— Keya Morgan (@KeyaMorgan) August 29, 2019
— 𝐆. 🐅 | happy birthday mike! ❤️ (@livinoffthewvll) August 29, 2019
— Page Kennedy (@PageKennedy) August 29, 2019
Happy Birthday to Michael Jackson. The man who had the kindest heart. pic.twitter.com/kugOJBDMxI
— Matter over Mind (@MatterxMind) August 29, 2019
— Sarah Jeffery (@Akuah14) August 29, 2019
This was the last time we where together, and it couldn’t have been more magical and fun!! I miss you every day Michael❤️ Happy Birthday to the most beautiful, kind & amazing soul that the universe ever known. #MichaelJacksonBirthday #michaeljackson #MichaelJacksonIsInnocent pic.twitter.com/qwENIjd6lo
— Gabriel Oré (@GabiOre) August 28, 2019
— Aˡᵉᵉ (@00tolerance) August 28, 2019
Happy Birthday Michael Jackson! Your work to heal the world is undeniable. Thank Jehovah God our Creator for you!
— See2020 (@See20202) August 29, 2019
— Alex Gernandt (@AlexGernandt) August 27, 2019
— Nirav Ashar (@nirav_ashar16) August 29, 2019
— Akitahhh (@akitahhh) August 29, 2019
#KingOfPop will always be #MichaelJackson who gave us so much happiness, inspiration & love. He truly gave it all. Missing you on your birthday, #MJ, and remembering that we all still need to start with the #ManintheMirror and #HealtheWorld https://t.co/eptFtD1BTf
— judypancoast (@judypancoast) August 29, 2019
— Davis Okoth (@DavisOkoth2) August 29, 2019
Happy 61st Birthday Michael Jackson. The King of Pop & forever the most amazing musician & person to have lived. I will continue to love you & celebrate you every day❤️ #HappyBirthdayMichaelJackson pic.twitter.com/0B1HCgGiA6
— Mia (@miafinneyyx) August 29, 2019
We miss you Michael Jackson but celebrate your life, legacy and all the love you shared with us.
No one will ever come close to matching the impact you had on this world.
— Divas with Heart (@DivaswithHeart) August 29, 2019
Happy Birthday Michael Jackson… If only I could see you smile once more… Hope you’re at peace wherever you are miss you King 👑❤️ May your Message of Peace and Kindness live on in this World #KingOfPop #HappyBirthdayMichaelJackson ❤️
— Kapil (@TheRealKCP) August 29, 2019
— Queen In The North (@Iam_Nuvie) August 29, 2019
I remember what MJ did to "appeal more". Almost everybody does.
He was a blessing. And people tried to ruin him.
Rest in peace, Michael Jackson. You made waves, and moved our souls… #KingOfPop
— Rockford (@JSRPGF) August 29, 2019
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