Michael Jackson's Siblings Mark His 62nd Birthday: 'Miss You Big Bro,' Sister Janet Says
Michael Jackson's siblings are paying tribute to their late brother on what would have been his 62nd birthday.
On Saturday, the singer's sisters Janet Jackson and LaToya Jackson, and brother Tito Jackson, celebrated the "Thriller" artist's birthday on social media.
Janet, 54, honored her big brother with a sweet message. "I miss u big bro," the singer wrote over a blue background on Instagram, adding a kiss emoji.
LaToya, 64, shared a photo of Michael from early in his career. "A Big Happy Birthday To The Greatest Entertainer Of All Times," she wrote, adding several hashtags about her brother and the phrases, "King of Pop," "MJ4EVER," "RIPMJ," "Positive Vibes Only," and "Sending Love And Light," in the caption.
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A Big Happy Birthday To The Greatest Entertainer Of All Times #MichaelJackson #MJ #MJ4Ever #KingofPop #RIPMJ #Entertainer #Singer #Dancer #Music #Family #Jackson #TheJackson #Sibling #Greatest #Talent #Performer #Grateful #PositiveVibesOnly #SendingLoveAndLight💞💫 #LaToyaJackson💞
Tito honored brother Michael with a throwback family photo on Instagram. In the colorful photo, Michael is front and center and holding the balloons.
"Happy birthday, MJ!✌🏾🎁🎉🤗🙏🏾💙🧁🎈🍰 👑," Tito wrote.
Michael was found dead on June 25, 2009, after going into cardiac arrest in his Los Angeles mansion.
He is survived by his three children: Prince Michael, 23, Paris, 22, and Blanket, 18.
His daughter Paris recently opened up about her father in her Facebook Watch series Unfiltered: Paris Jackson and Gabriel Glenn, which chronicles the launch their band, The Soundflowers, amidst pressures to live up to the Jackson family legacy.
"It's been 11 years and I've been through hell, whether it was him passing or all the other s— I've been through in my life," she said. "If I don't talk about it or if I don't let it in my music, it's gonna completely ruin my life and it's gonna own me and I'll be a slave to that kind of pain. I don't want that."
Paris' manager, Tom Hamilton, appeared in the episode and discussed how Jackson has "duties" to her family. "Paris has these duties to her family's legacy but I feel like that doesn't really deter her from going out on her own and creating her own legacy," he said, later adding: "Her father’s legacy is undeniable, and she will always respect that and honor that but that will never be just who she is. She's far beyond the princess of the Jackson family."
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