Stephanie Mills and DJ Khaled paid tribute to Michael Jackson with a video and photo from the singer’s younger years: “Today I celebrate my friends birthday.”
Several friends and family members paid tribute to Michael Jackson over the weekend on what would have been his 62nd birthday.
Stephanie Mills and DJ Khaled were among those who celebrated the King of Pop’s special day with throwback posts on social media.
Michael Jackson on stage during the 2006 World Music Awards at Earls Court on November 15, 2006 in London. | Source: Getty Images
A THROWBACK VIDEO FROM MILLS
Although Mills did not state what event or award the clip was taken, Jackson was seen sporting a black blazer with gold studs, black gloves, and black sunglasses.
The “Billie Jean” singer shared a romantic past with Mills in the early ‘80s, after meeting in the Broadway production of “The Wiz.” According to the “I Feel Good All Over” artist, Jackson was “the sweetest, most compassionate, most loving person.”
A POST OF YOUNG JACKSON
DJ Khaled also honored the legendary singer and posted a throwback photo of the late star from his teenage days.
The “Black Panther” star passed away this weekend after a long and difficult battle with colon cancer.
The photo featured a young Jackson wearing a ‘70s outfit while sitting on a big red and gold chair, looking at the camera.
HONORING THE KING OF POP
Jackson’s family, including his siblings Janet Jackson, Tito Jackson, and LaToya Jackson, also celebrated their late brother’s birthday with sweet posts.
The King of Pop’s daughter, Paris Jackson, likewise honored her father with an edited throwback photo of him in a red button-down top and black fedora.
The “Beat It” artist passed away in 2009 when Paris was only 11 years old. However, the young model was able to edit her grown self beside her father in the photo.
BOSEMAN DIES OF CANCER
Sadly, devastating news followed Jackson’s birthday as millions across the world mourned over the death of actor Chadwick Boseman.
The “Black Panther” star passed away this weekend after a long and difficult battle with colon cancer. His initial diagnosis was in 2016 and progressed from stage III to stage IV within four years.
Chadwick Boseman at the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images
Boseman never used his illness to pause his career. In less than half a decade, he starred in the films “Da 5 Bloods,” “Marshall,” and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”
Many were surprised and heartbroken over the actor's death, but like Jackson, Boseman left a legacy in the industry.