Happy Birthday, Michael Jackson: Beyoncé, Quincy Jones, Paris Hilton and More Remember Late King of Pop

Jackson would have been 56 on Aug. 29, 2014

By Natalie Finn Aug 29, 2014 11:12 PMTags
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It's hard to believe that Michael Jackson doesn't still walk among us, let alone that he's been gone for five years.

And not only because there's a new Jackson album—his best-reviewed effort since the 1990s, practically—on the shelves (and the airwaves, online, etc.).

Rather, those who knew and loved him, admired him, were inspired by him and, in some cases, strived to model aspects of their own artistry after his, have kept his spirit alive.

So today, on what would have been his 56th birthday, it's not surprising that there's been an outpouring of tributes for the ever-present King of Pop.

"We love you Michael," Beyoncé remembered him on Instagram, posting a pic of a young, Afro-sporting Jackson grooving in headphones.

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