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.
— Brooke Shields (@BrookeShields) June 25, 2018
thank you all for the love you’ve sent during this time.
— Paris-Michael K. J. (@ParisJackson) June 25, 2018
— La Toya Jackson (@latoyajackson) June 25, 2018
— orianthi (@orianthi) June 25, 2018
The main thing I remember about my last night with #MJ was his look to me at one point in rehearsal. A look of triumph! As if to say to me, I’ve got this! I’m Michael ‘freaking’ Jackson! All the hard work & sacrifice seemed to finally pay off. And, he knew it!! M~#MichaelJackson pic.twitter.com/zchG9xcNFg
— michael bearden (@MichaelBearden) June 25, 2018
Only met him briefly, but such an honor to have met #MichaelJackson (Neverland, ‘03). Anyone that knows me understands how I feel about him, the absolute, undeniable, GREATEST ALL TIME, a true pioneer, legend! #RIPMichaelJackson #KingOfPop pic.twitter.com/jtOXlCFuk2
— JoJo Wright (@JoJoWright) June 25, 2018
— Naomi Campbell (@NaomiCampbell) June 25, 2018