Michael Jackson would have been 53 years old today.

And even though he is no longer with us physically, his mystique, cultural impact and legacy live on. From his gold plaque in front of the world famous Apollo Theater to the myriad books, documentaries and monuments paying homage to the King of Pop, he lives on.

When his sister Janet takes to the stage and channels her big brother, or Diana Ross sings “Missing You” at Radio City Music Hall, Michael lives on.

So today, as we remember The King of Pop and his hits “Thriller,” “Off the Wall,” and “Scream.” We also celebrate the man, his music, and his moonwalk.

Rest in peace… we love you Michael.