25 June 2015 marks the six-year anniversary of Michael Jackson's death, however, it feels like yesterday. Every anniversary brings a variety of emotions to fans of the late ‘King of Pop’, this year, we have gathered some information about how people around the world pay their tributes to Michael Jackson for his legacy of music and superstardom.
1. ‘The Perfect Tribute’ by Pentatonix
An a cappella group Pentatonix performed a catchy medley of 25 MJ’s hits in an "Evolution of Michael Jackson" video that has gotten more than 4 million views.
2. One Rose for Michael J. Jackson
While some fans make their pilgrimage to MJ’s Los Angeles grave to pay their tributes, one website is kind enough to host an annual event to accommodate fans from around the world to also pay tributes to their idol through purchase of roses via Paypal and leave messages on a memorial page.
3. "Man in the Mirror" moonwalked his way into the clouds
Photographer John Plashal captured an image in Goochland County, Virginia on 23 June 2015 during a lightning storm. MJ fans said they saw the King of Pop doing his signature dance move in a photo. The image went viral on social media.
4. New memorabilia from Michael Jackson’s 1988 Bad World Tour
Photographer Francis Apesteguy released three photos of Michael Jackson performing in Paris, France, for his Bad World Tour on 27 June 1988 on Getty Images in early June. It brought back memories for his fans as it was MJ’s longest (17 months) tour in his career.
5. New memorabilia from Michael Jackson’s 1970s
Photographer Alix Dejean released nine never-seen photos of Michael Jackson from the 1970s, where the photos captured a subtle, human view of the King of Pop.
6. Remembering Michael Memories Tour
The official Michael Jackson's United Nation International Fan Club organised a 12-hour annual tours, from 9am to 9pm on 25 June 2015 for fans to share their memories of the singer.
7. Evergreen Idol
Fans of MJ expressed their feelings of love and loss through the social media. MJ will still remain forever in the hearts of those who admired him.
8. Still Very Much Loved by Celebrities
Michael Jackson’s celebrity fans also sent some touching tributes on Twitter to remember the pop icon.
9. #6YearsWithoutMichaelJackson trended on Twitter
On Twitter, #6YearsWithoutMichaelJackson trended worldwide. Netizens flooded the social networking site with messages commemorating the anniversary of MJ’s demise and the hashtag was occupied at the top of the most trending news chart on Twitter.