Michael Jackson would have celebrated his 56th birthday on Friday, August 29 if he were still alive. Celebrities took to social media sites to pay tribute to the late King of Pop, who passed away on June 25, 2009.
Beyonce Knowles posted on Instagram a black-and-white photo of young Michael wearing headphones, captioning it with, "We love you Michael." Meanwhile, Paris Hilton shared a throwback picture featuring her, her family and Michael.
She wrote a heartfelt message along with the picture, "Happy Birthday Michael Jackson! Love & miss you lots! You will always be special to me & close to my heart. I will never forget this day being on set with you for your music video. Thinking of you on your birthday. Love always Paris."
Quincy Jones tweeted, "Missin' Smelly today on what would have been his 56th Birthday. @michaeljackson." Smelly is Michael's nickname given by Quincy when they were recording "Thriller". Kyle Richards posted a tweet, "Happy birthday #MichaelJackson." Meanwhile, Mark Ballas wrote, "Happy Birthday to my biggest musical inspiration Michael Jackson. You are the reason I do everything I do. You're the true King of Pop. #RIP."
Michael's elder sister La Toya Jackson remembered her brother on Twitter, writing, "A lost is such a pain U can NEVER recover from! Such an emptiness 2day! I want 2 call & say HAPPY BIRTHDAY but I cant! I'll ALWAYS LOVE YOU!" She followed it up with a picture of Michael's trademark shoes, captioning it with, "To The Most Incredible Artist & Soul Uhave Given Us So Much Joy We Love & Miss U Happy Birthday Mike! Michael Jackson."
To The Most Incredible Artist & Soul Uhave Given Us So Much Joy We Love & Miss U Happy Birthday Mike! Michael Jackson pic.twitter.com/QPfkxYAqr4— La Toya Jackson (@latoyajackson) August 29, 2014