The late king of pop is still the king of the Internet, at least on his birthday.
Thousands of people around the world are wishing Michael Jackson a happy birthday on every social media platform they can get their hands on–Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, and Facebook, to name a few. Jackson died on June 25, 2009, less than three weeks before starting his farewell concert series at London’s O2 arena.
He would have turned 53-years-old today.
Some fans celebrated by drawing Jackson a picture while others danced to his music. On Twitter the phrase “Happy Birthday mj” is a worldwide trending topic. It has been mentioned more than 40,000 times in the last 24 hours, according to Topsy, a social media search engine.
Here’s a look at how people are remembering the pop superstar.