Michael Jackson would be celebrating his birthday today, Aug. 29, as the late King of Pop would have been 53.
Countless fans remembered Michael Jackson's birthday, along with his sister La Toya Jackson, on Twitter.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHAEL! I MISS YOU AND WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU! YOU'VE GIVEN SUCH AN EXTRAORDINARY GIFT TO THE WORLD! WE WILL CHERISH IT! La Toya tweeted.
Michael Jackson began his career with his family's band, The Jackson 5, before embarking on his solo career. As an icon in pop culture, Jackson is best known for his contributions in pop music and dance along with a highly publicized personal life.
Jackson was named the most successful entertainer of all time by Guinness and holds countless awards for his work as a recording artist. His album Thriller, released in 1982, is still the best-selling album of all time, as The King of Pop holds the record for most number one singles in the U.S.
He died on June 25, 2009 from a drug overdose and cardiac arrest. His death sparked a worldwide period of mourning with an estimated one billion people tuning into his public memorial service.
Jackson is survived by his three children, 14-year-old Prince, 13-year-old Paris and 9-year-old Blanket, who visited his former home in Gary, Indiana on Sunday.
Held in honor by his family, a Michael Jackson tribute show will be held on Oct. 8 in Wales at Millennium Stadium for 75,000 people.