Earlier today, Michael Jackson‘s daughter Paris took to Twitter to remember her late father on the third anniversary of his death.
RIP Michael Jackson .. Dad you will forever be in my heart <3 i love you
— Paris JacksoÎ· (@ParisJackson) June 25, 2012
Paris also posted a photo of Michael and his ex-wife Debbie Rowe last week with the caption “mommy and daddy.”
One of Michael’s sisters, La Toya, also shared her feelings on the passing of her brother today on Twitter.
SadMorning All This Day was the day that lead to the demise of my little brother.”Michael We Love” May you RIP. Gone FAR To Soon.
— La Toya Jackson (@latoyajackson) June 25, 2012
Michael’s brothers Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, and Jackie are currently on their Unity Tour 2012 and revealed how they will be spending today.
“Michael is always in our thoughts and in our hearts, but this year his presence is especially strong since we are out on our Unity Tour 2012, the first tour we’ve done together since 1984. We know Michael would have loved to be a part of this, so we’re up there on stage, playing the hits and honoring his memory.”
The Michael Jackson Estate also released a statement to commemerate today.
As the 25th anniversary of the release of his multi-platinum album, BAD, approaches, we continue to be reminded of Michael’s impact on the world as he not only entertained with his remarkable artistic accomplishments but strove to use the extraordinary gifts and talents he was blessed with to deliver messages of hope, love and peace. We are better people for having had him in our lives and will always miss his unique spirit, friendship, humor and the boundless kindness that touched so many. Our thoughts and prayers are especially with his children as we fondly remember Michael on this day.”
- The Estate of Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson passed away on June 25, 2009 from an overdose of propofol, a painkiller drug that was administered by his personal physician Conrad Murray. In November 2011, Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to 4 years in prison.
This September, the 25th anniversary of Bad will be celebrated with a special re-release of the album along with behind the scenes footage of how the classic record came together.