Saturday, August 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Michael Jackson - King of Pop would've turned 51

On August 29, 1958, the late King of Pop Michael Jackson was born.

Although he died two months before his 51st birthday, the "Thriller" hitmaker will not be forgotten.

Jackson fan are reportedly having tributes throughout the world, including director Spike Lee. The New York native is planning a public block party in Brooklyn, NY today to commerate Jackson's life and groundbreaking accomplishments.

"Michael was great. He had a sense of humor. He worked hard. People talk about how hard Kobe Bryant works; he didn't work harder than Michael Jackson...when you love what you do that much, it's not work. So you can go longer and harder and faster and quicker because it's not a burden. You love what you're doing," Lee recently told Time magazine.

Lee's NY celebration is set to take place at the Nethermead Meadow in Prospect Park from noon to 5pm.

Last year, Michael shared his birthday with his three children: Paris Katherine, Prince Michael and Prince Michael II aka "Blanket".

'I'll just have a little cake with my children and we'll probably watch some cartoons," Jackson told ABC of his 50th birthday celebration.

As previously reported, Jackson will soon be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Although the burial has been delayed several times, its now tentatively set for September 3, 2009. (See: Michael Jackson's burial postponed....again).

Jackson died on June 25, 2009 of a cardiac arrest stemming from a drug overdose. Just last week, the Los Angeles Coroner ruled the "Billie Jean" star's death a homicide. (See: Michael Jackson's death ruled a homicide).

How will you celebrate Michael Jackson's birthday? Please leave a comment below.

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