or most of his life, Michael Jackson was one of the most famous men in the world. Everyone knew the moonwalk and the words to at least one of his songs. He rose to levels of fame that up until that point in time, had seldom ever been reached before.
That's why his tragic death from cardiac arrest eight years ago shocked the world and truly took one of the world's greatest entertainers all too soon.
Few artists have had the reach and effect on the world the way that Michael Jackson did.
He transcended countries and cultures with his singing and dancing, at one time taking the title of the “King of Pop” and the less official title of the “Most Famous Man in the World.”
Though he died young, his family lives on.
He has three children, who we’ll introduce shortly, that carry on his legacy and talents in many different ways.
They might not be Michael himself, but they are the closest the world will ever get to the departed star.
Like the rest of his millions (billions?) of adoring fans, MJ's kids wish to pay their respects to the fallen star.
The fact that he’s also their father makes the tributes particularly touching.
Let's take a look at the children he left behind with his untimely passing, as well as the moving tribute that his daughter gave him.
It’s as permanent as her love for her dad, and certainly as touching. It’s easy to forget that the man had a family, but the following images will certainly remind you.
He had three children — Paris, Prince, and Michael Jr. (Blanket) — left behind to carry on his name.
Speaking of 19-year-old Paris, to say she’s into tattoos would be an understatement. Paris, who signed earlier this year with IMG Models, is said to have 50 different tattoos, and she recently added some more ink.