August 29 would have been Michael Jackson's 60th birthday.
The King of Pop made a huge impression, especially on budding artists, and he continues to inspire many others.
To commemorate Jackson's diamond anniversary, many celebrity colleagues whom he considered close friends took to Twitter to pay tribute.
Happy Birthday, Michael! On this day of the Diamond Celebration we hope all fans around the world will join in cele… https://t.co/sfdoQTYKqm— Michael Jackson (@Michael Jackson)1535536829.0
@michaeljackson Happy Birthday Michael! We miss you and we love you very much!! You never stopped being our inspira… https://t.co/Gqe7hM257L— Aubrey (@Aubrey)1535537382.0
@michaeljackson Happy Birthday to the "OG", "KING OF POP", "MOST SUCCESSFUL ENTERTAINER OF ALL TIME", "MOST FAMOUS… https://t.co/Ydb4PVVkjD— Winky Maye L. Jackson (@Winky Maye L. Jackson)1535537052.0
The King of Pop, Michael Jackson would have been 60 today. #MichaelJackson https://t.co/oq2yNCsW3p— melissa moon (@melissa moon)1535541837.0
There will NEVER be another Michael Jackson🙏🏾. 8/29/1958 https://t.co/QBn7Wz0SgC— ESSENCE (@ESSENCE)1535515217.0
Today would have been the 60th birthday of the man who inspired this photo!! Happy Birthday #KingofPop ,… https://t.co/y6zf3nOt2j— Marcus Washington (@Marcus Washington)1535543253.0
Senegalese-American singer-songwriter Akon sang "Hold My Hand" with Jackson in a 2008 recording. The top 10 international hit appeared on Jackson's first posthumous album, "Michael."
Here, Akon pays tribute.
Happy Birthday MJ miss you! #KingOfPop @michaeljackson https://t.co/3RfIux73or— AKON (@AKON)1535551190.0
Reeling after the death of Jackson on June 25, 2009, choreographer and director Debbie Allen told CNN:
Michael Jackson is a phenomenon. I say is. He will always be. It's never was. He will always be. And our relationship was totally based on dance.
Happy Birthday #MichaelJackson! We speak your name. We speak your name.💋✨ https://t.co/eo5fzfSaoG— Debbie Allen (@Debbie Allen)1535551914.0
Former frontman for the Motown group The Miracles, songwriter Smokey Robinson, sent some birthday love.
Happy Birthday to Michael Jackson, the King of Pop 👑 https://t.co/xXM3RRYg5R— Smokey Robinson (@Smokey Robinson)1535553000.0
Multiple Grammy-winner, singer, and record producer Pharrell Williams paid his respects to the King.
Happy Birthday to the King, Michael Jackson.— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell Williams)1535565063.0
Chance The Rapper reminded people that Michael Jackson was always a hero.
It is the 60th birthday of the greatest entertainer to ever live, Michael Jackson. Can I show you how he felt about… https://t.co/1AlM3tx2Wq— The Big Day out now (@The Big Day out now)1535559097.0
Pamela Anderson paid tribute by sharing Jackson's gripping anthem, "Man in the Mirror."
Michael Jackson - Man In The Mirror (Official Video) https://t.co/ZPPqVU7D3Q— Pamela Anderson (@Pamela Anderson)1535565290.0
Somali-American model Iman was the bored queen Jackson enchanted in the epic Egyptian-inspired "Remember the Time" music video. She will always remember their time working together.
Remember The Time. HBD Michael Jackson #HBDMJ https://t.co/u69Nk1ofoA— Iman Abdulmajid (@Iman Abdulmajid)1535569467.0
Michael Jackson's personal physician, Conrad Murray, said he discovered Jackson's lifeless body inside the singer's home in Holmby Hills in Los Angeles. He reportedly died from a propofol and benzodiazepine overdose on June 25, 2009.
At the artist's funeral on July 7, 2009, Motown founder Barry Gordon deemed Jackson "the greatest entertainer that ever lived," according to Contactmusic.com.
To commemorate the Moonwalker's 60th birthday, his children Paris and Prince Jackson will make appearances to accept the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation Legacy Award on their late father's behalf in Las Vegas on Wednesday.