It’s been three years since pop icon Michael Jackson died at age 50 after an overdose of the painkiller propofol. Today friends and family of the late singer took to Twitter to pay their respects, speaking fondly of his talent and legacy. Jackson’s 14-year-old daughter Paris wrote ”RIP Michael Jackson .. Dad you will forever be in my heart <3 i love you.”
Michael Jackson’s death came as a shock to many fans of the artist, particularly because it was during a period of great activity. In the months and years after his death, his doctor Conrad Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to four years in prison. Posthumous tributes to the singer, including a best-selling Cirque Du Soleil show and 25th anniversary reissue of his album Bad have been released. And the remaining four brothers of the Jackson 5 have undertaken a 16-city tour without their brother. In 2009, Michael Jackson’s concert documentary This Is It became the highest grossing concert documentary in the history of cinema. Michael Jackson’s life was marred by great pain and tragedy but his undeniable talent and commitment to pop artistry leaves behind a legacy of unforgettable music.