Aug. 29 would have been the 53rd birthday of the globally beloved King of Pop Michael Jackson, who died suddenly on June 29, 2009.
While the music industry's big names paid tribute to the Legend at 2011 MTV’s Video Music Awards on Sunday, his family visited his childhood home in Gary, Ind.
The family was led by Michael’s mother, Katherine Jackson, attired in a green dress and taking with her the late singer’s children, The Daily Mail reported. She has been legally recognized as the guardian for Prince, 14, Paris, 13 and Blanket, 9.
The family was joined by hundreds of fans who camped outside the Indiana home over the weekend before tuning in to MTV’s 2011 Video Music Awards.
The Christian Post quoted the teenager Paris Jackson telling a local television station, WLS-TV that she “enjoyed seeing her father’s fans.”
Sister LaToya posted a message about her brother on Twitter, but it was not confirmed whether other Jackson siblings attended the gathering.
“Happy Birthday Michael! I miss you and we will always love you! You’ve given such an extraordinary gift to the world! We cherish it!” LaToya Jackson posted on Twitter.