Michael Jackson Remembered by Family, Music Stars on His Birthday
Beyonce, Justin Bieber and Pharrell Williams posted messages on the day that the King of Pop would have turned 57.
Michael Jackson was born on Aug. 29, 1958, and family, friends and artists who have been inspired by the late King of Pop have been remembering him on the date that would have marked his 57th birthday.
Jackson's siblings Jermaine and La Toya both tweeted in honor of their brother, with Jermaine simply saying, “Hold close the memories” and La Toya noting, “Your presence elevated everyone! Your music brought us joy! Your gift will be with us always!” His brother Tito wished him a happy birthday on Facebook, alongside a childhood photo of the pair.
Jackson, who died on June 25, 2009, also received a flood of messages and photo tributes from fellow musicians and celebrities, including Justin Bieber, Beyonce, Pharrell Williams, Chris Brown, Shawn Mendes and more. See all the social media posts below.
Hold close the memories.— Jermaine Jackson (@jermjackson5) August 29, 2015
You Will Always Be Loved! Missed But Never Forgotten! Happy Birthday Michael!— La Toya Jackson (@latoyajackson) August 29, 2015
Happy birthday MJ! #RIP— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) August 29, 2015
We'll always remember the legends. Happy birthday to the King pic.twitter.com/RxEORjHodI— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) August 29, 2015
RIP MJ!!! LOVE YOU AND WE ALL MISS YOU!!!!— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) August 29, 2015
Happy birthday to the best..Michael Jackson— Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes) August 29, 2015
Happy Birthday to One of The Brightest Lights this World has seen. ...U made me wanna Be Somebody. G R E A T E S T pic.twitter.com/wkwYVf6PtF— COMMON (@common) August 29, 2015
This story first appeared on Billboard.com.