Michael Jackson

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Michael Jackson died five years ago today, but remains for many, the King of Pop.

The biggest-selling music artist in the world at one time, the groundbreaking entertainer continues to moonwalk his way into eternal superstardom—taking the stage as a hologram just last month, in a highly anticipated performance at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards.

Present-day crooners who have taken cues from the gloved-one—Justin Timberlake, Usher and more—have sometimes taken their admiration a step further like Timberlake's appearance on Jackson's just-released posthumous album XScape.

But Usher and J.T. aren't the only stars who were touched by the late singer's lasting contributions to pop culture and popular music.

Legions of celebrity fans showed up on the solemn day of Jackson's memorial service to pay tribute to his legacy. From longtime friends Elizabeth Taylor and Brooke Shields to former child star Macaulay Culkin in attendance with his then-girlfriend Mila Kunis, take a look back at the famous faces who came out to celebrate the life of the talented visionary.

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