Michael Jackson, who passed away tragically and long before his time on June 25, 2009, would have been 57 years old this Saturday.
Without a doubt the defining entertainer of his generation and beyond, his groundbreaking music and pop cultural impact are peerless.
He changed the music landscape forever, inspiring countless, and breaking every record in the books and leaving a legacy like no other.
Long before Michael Jackson died, but even more so after he did, his work became iconic, and his personal eccentricities unparalleled.
If you're looking for scandals, controversy and crazy stories that are uniquely, well, Michael Jackson, you need not look very far at all.
Fans remember him for his music and his compassion, however; MJ's charitable contributions were almost as numerous as his #1 hits.
Most of all, he would surely like to be remembered for raising Prince, Blanket and Paris Jackson, all of whom feel his loss most deeply.
Here's wishing his family and friends the best on this somber occasion, which has given way to celebrations of his life for seven years.
In the hopes that they find peace and think fondly of the man, we hope he may find peace in the way fans come together in his honor.