On June 25, 2009, the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, died at age 50 at his Holmby Hills home in Los Angeles.
Back in April, his daughter Paris, celebrated her 18th birthday by getting a tattoo in honor of her late dad. “To everyone else he was the King of Pop. To me, well, he was the king of my heart,” she wrote alongside a snap featuring her new ink.
One month later, she visited yet another tattoo shop, where she got part of an illustration from Michael’s 1991 Dangerous album cover tattooed on her forearm. Now, Paris and the Jacksons have paid loving tribute to Michael once more, on the seventh anniversary of his death.
On Saturday, June 25, Paris shared a beautiful black-and-white collage on Instagram, featuring three side-by-side photos, two real snapshots -— the final, a Photoshopped image of what the two might look like today if her beloved father were still alive. “7 years, rest in peace, my best friend in the entire universe. I love you more than anything,” she wrote.
“Things may be a little s—-y in the press right now but everyone knows it’s all bull and i swear on the family name i will protect you for as long as i live,” she added, calling out a recent report alleging that Michael had a pornography collection. “There’s no one like you, and there never will be. Thank you for touching millions of hearts, but especially my own.”
Meanwhile, on Friday, June 24, the late musician was honored at the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar, California, with a special performance by The Jackson 5. Jermaine, Tito, Jackie, and Marlon Jackson all hit the main stage to perform hits like “One More Chance,” along with Michael’s “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’.”
R.I.P. Michael Jackson. May he continue to rest in peace.