By Taiwo Okanlawon
Monday, August 29, 2016 would have in all possibilities, been the 58th birthday of pop icon Michael Jackson, had he not died of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication after suffering cardiac arrest on June 25, 2009.
Lovers across the world however took time out to mark what would’ve been MJ’s 58th birthday.
His daughter, Paris Jackson, who was 11 when he died at the age of 50, paid tribute to her famous father by getting the artwork for his 1989 multi-platinum album Dangerous tattooed on her arm in May, a month after turning 18, with the tattoo comprising his eyes surrounded by an intricate frame of animals, including a monkey, elephant and peacock.
She posted the picture with a caption: “The meaning of life is contained in every single expression of life. It is present in the infinity of forms and phenomena that exist in all of creation.” Never forget your roots, and always be proud of where you came from.”
Meanwhile at the 2016 MTV VMAs held on Sunday at Madison Square Garden, New York, his legacy was kept alive with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award presented at the ceremony.
Across the world, the tweets below show how some music lovers have remembered the late King of Pop on his posthumous 58th birthday.
“Happy birthday to the king of pop #MichaelJackson #MichaelJacksonBirthday #MichaelJacksonDay @michaeljackson.”
@tylerfurlong86 Happy birthday to the man who made me love music. Happy birthday Michael Jackson!!!”
@amjay718 Happy birthday to the king of pop the goat Michael Jackson sadly so many conspiracies surrounding ur death rest easy.”
@AMEEZYKlNG Happy birthday @michaeljackson I miss you and love you so much, you’ll always have a special place in my heart. ️ ”
@stonedsavior Happy birthday to the motherf**king King. R.I.P Michael Jackson.”
@therealsmiley_s you’re still and you ‘ll be a legend forever miss U, luv U #RIPMJ Forever in my heart @michaeljackson.”
@TheKingOfPop_50 Happy 58th birthday to the man who’s still being the King of Pop,Rock & Soul.The legendary Michael J. Jackson.”