Michael Jackson: Celebrities Tweet Tributes on the 9th Anniversary of The King of Pop's Death

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Michael Jackson performs in concert circa 1995. 

Nine years ago, the world lost a legend. Michael Jackson passed away suddenly on June 25, 2009 at the age of 50--just one month before his This Is It comeback tour was scheduled to kick off.

The King of Pop's impact is felt throughout the music world to this day, as a number of celebrities and family members have taken to social media to honor the late icon. See below for their messages.