On Saturday, June 25, the world took a day to reflect on the life and legacy of entertainment icon Michael Jackson.
Although it’s now been seven years since the King Of Pop left a void in the music world with his untimely passing, it’s clear that his fans, close friends and family will continue to preserve his memory by celebrating his unparalleled contributions to music, charity and pop culture.
Among those who joined in to honor MJ’s memory were his brothers Jermaine, Tito, Jackie and Marlon. The remaining original members of the Jackson 5 took to the stage at the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar, California just one day before the anniversary to honor their legendary sibling with a performance of a medley of their hits and some of Michael’s. With mom Katherine Jackson also in attendance, the history-making group put on the quite the show with a set list that included songs like “I Want You Back,” “Can You Feel It” and “Blame It On The Boogie.”
Check out a clip of their performance below.
Michael’s 18-year-old daughter, Paris, also shared a heartfelt public tribute to her father on her Instagram page, speaking briefly about their bond, vowing to continue defending his name and thanking him for the impact he had on her life.
7 years, rest in peace, my best friend in the entire universe. i love you more than anything. things may be a little shitty in the press right now but everyone knows it's all bull and i swear on the family name i will protect you for as long as i live. there's no one like you, and there never will be. thank you for touching millions of hearts, but especially my own. ❤️
Michael was just 50 years old at the time of his death, and would have been preparing to celebrate his 57th birthday this coming August.
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