Michael Jackson's son Prince pays tribute to him on 15th anniversary of his death: 'The world felt better with you in It'

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By Nasima Khatun

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Michael Jackson's son Prince has paid tribute to his late father on the 15th anniversary of his father's death.

The singer, best known for his popular hits 'Smooth Criminal', 'Beat It' and 'Billy Jean', tragically passed away at his home in Los Angeles on June 25, 2009.

The star had been preparing for a 50-date residency at London's O2 Arena when he allegedly stopped breathing and went into cardiac arrest, as reported by his personal doctor at the time, Conrad Murray.

Just minutes earlier, Murray had given the singer a large dose of propofol and benzodiazepine to help him with his insomnia, which was classed as "irresponsible."

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Dr. Steven Shafer, a professor at Columbia University who was also responsible for helping to write the guidance on every bottle of propofol, told the jury when the doctor was put on trial that this had never been done to anyone else.

"We are in pharmacological never-never land here, something that was done to Michael Jackson and no one else in history to my knowledge," he said back in 2011 as per the BBC.

It was later discovered that the star had suffered from an overdose, which combined with the medication, proved fatal for him.

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Fans were left devastated upon hearing the news and over a decade later it doesn't seem to have gotten any easier for them.

On the 15th anniversary of his death, Jackson's family are honoring the late star with tributes led by his eldest son, Prince.

“Miss you pops,” the 27-year-old, who was just 12 when he lost his dad, wrote alongside a photo showing his dad smiling while performing with children during the Super Bowl XXVII halftime show in 1993. "The world felt better with you in it."

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Jackson’s oldest brother Jackie, 73, also shared an image on Instagram.

"Hard to believe it's been 15 years without you. We miss you everyday [sic]," he captioned his post of the two of them when they were younger.


His other brother, Tito, 70, also paid tribute to his superstar sibling with a string of hashtags.

“15 years without Michael Jackson,” “Gone too soon,” “Always in our hearts,” “Miss you much,” “MJ4ever” and “No words.”


Tito’s son TJ, 45, also paid tribute to his late uncle with an Instagram caption that read: “I miss you so much Uncle Michael.

"Thank you for all you did for me. I will always feel like the luckiest nephew to have you as an eternal source of strength, guidance, and love. I love you forever."

Featured Image Credit: Rodin Eckenroth/Getty

Michael Jackson's son Prince pays tribute to him on 15th anniversary of his death: 'The world felt better with you in It'

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By Nasima Khatun

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Michael Jackson's son Prince has paid tribute to his late father on the 15th anniversary of his father's death.

The singer, best known for his popular hits 'Smooth Criminal', 'Beat It' and 'Billy Jean', tragically passed away at his home in Los Angeles on June 25, 2009.

The star had been preparing for a 50-date residency at London's O2 Arena when he allegedly stopped breathing and went into cardiac arrest, as reported by his personal doctor at the time, Conrad Murray.

Just minutes earlier, Murray had given the singer a large dose of propofol and benzodiazepine to help him with his insomnia, which was classed as "irresponsible."

GettyImages-129736334.jpgCredit: Reed Saxon-Pool/Getty

Dr. Steven Shafer, a professor at Columbia University who was also responsible for helping to write the guidance on every bottle of propofol, told the jury when the doctor was put on trial that this had never been done to anyone else.

"We are in pharmacological never-never land here, something that was done to Michael Jackson and no one else in history to my knowledge," he said back in 2011 as per the BBC.

It was later discovered that the star had suffered from an overdose, which combined with the medication, proved fatal for him.

GettyImages-2110560617 (1).jpgCredit: Alan Chapman/Dave Benett/Getty

Fans were left devastated upon hearing the news and over a decade later it doesn't seem to have gotten any easier for them.

On the 15th anniversary of his death, Jackson's family are honoring the late star with tributes led by his eldest son, Prince.

“Miss you pops,” the 27-year-old, who was just 12 when he lost his dad, wrote alongside a photo showing his dad smiling while performing with children during the Super Bowl XXVII halftime show in 1993. "The world felt better with you in it."

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Jackson’s oldest brother Jackie, 73, also shared an image on Instagram.

"Hard to believe it's been 15 years without you. We miss you everyday [sic]," he captioned his post of the two of them when they were younger.


His other brother, Tito, 70, also paid tribute to his superstar sibling with a string of hashtags.

“15 years without Michael Jackson,” “Gone too soon,” “Always in our hearts,” “Miss you much,” “MJ4ever” and “No words.”


Tito’s son TJ, 45, also paid tribute to his late uncle with an Instagram caption that read: “I miss you so much Uncle Michael.

"Thank you for all you did for me. I will always feel like the luckiest nephew to have you as an eternal source of strength, guidance, and love. I love you forever."

Featured Image Credit: Rodin Eckenroth/Getty