The World Celebrates Michael Jackson's 60th Birthday

On Wednesday (August 29), fans from around the world came together in celebrating the 60th birthday of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

To mark the occasion, the official Twitter account for Michael Jackson released the following statement:

“Happy Birthday, Michael! On this day of the Diamond Celebration we hope all fans around the world will join in celebrating the immortal Michael Jackson and his legacy of astounding artistic achievement and his philanthropic and humanitarianism efforts wherever he went.”

Additionally, Janet Jackson has released a clip from a new video that appears to be inspired by Michael’s iconic “Remember The Time” video.

With #MichaelJacksonDay trending worldwide on Twitter, thousands of tweets and other social media posts have been sent by fans and celebrities showing their love and appreciation for the late musician.

The Roots’ Questlove and radio host Ebro Darden are among the Hip Hoppers to show their appreciation for the King of Pop.

Michael Jackson passed away on June 25, 2009, after overdosing on propofol and benzodiazepine.