Happy 55th Birthday, Michael Jackson!

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Michael Jackson, the late, great King of Pop, would have been 55 today.

The dominant entertainer of his generation, if not history, it's no surprise that his music and legacy continue to inspire passion among fans young and old.

The commemoration of MJ's birthday has, for the fifth consecutive year, sparked tributes to the icon from Gary, Ind., who passed away in June 2009.

He is remembered for dozens of hit songs that changed music forever, inspiring countless other artists and breaking every record in the business.

Michael was also known for personal eccentricities, a life constantly plagued by scandal and speculation, and for being charitable (see above).

Most of all, he would like to be remembered for raising three wonderful children. Prince, Blanket and especially Paris have felt his loss so deeply.

Here's wishing his entire family the best on this occasion, in the hopes that they find peace and remember MJ for the sibling, son and father he was.

Here's a brief photo and video tribute to a star like no other:

  • Michael in Concert
  • This Is It
  • Michael Jackson Entertainment Weekly Cover (III)
  • An MJ Pic
  • Michael Cover
  • This Is It Movie Poster
  • The Moonwalk
  • Off the Wall

Michael shares his birthday on this 29th day of August with Courtney Stodden, Liam Payne and Lea Michele. Happy birthday to those stars as well.

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Bonne fête, Michael, nous t'aimons par-delà les cieux!