Fans around the world are remembering the late, great Michael Jackson (1958-2009) on June 25, the anniversary of his untimely passing.
A man whose personal eccentricities matched his incredible talent in terms of sheer amazement, he remains controversial to this day.
Gone but not forgotten, his unique legacy lives on through his music and his children, though not without sizable bumps in the road.
Here's a short photo tribute to a true entertainer, and an individual, who was as close to peerless as a human being ever has been.
1. The Moonwalk
Michael Jackson pioneered so many dance moves, he pretty much is in his own category. No one ever moved like this guy.
2. Off the Wall
Michael Jackson’s album cover for Off the Wall. What a superstar he went on to be.
3. The Jacksons
Michael Jackson and his brothers recorded six albums between 1976 and 1984. Michael was the lead song writer.
4. Michael Jackson (1958-2009)
Michael Jackson was truly one of a kind. The King of Pop’s musical success and innovation may never be equaled.
5. Vintage MJ
Michael Jackson during his career heyday of the mid-1980s. The guy was unparalleled and peerless, for better or for worse, both professionally and personally.
6. An MJ Pic
Michael Jackson performs in 1988, near the height of his career. Bad and Thriller remain two of the best-selling albums of all time.
The Hollywood Gossip