Music icon Michael Jackson passed away today at the age of 50 after suffering cardiac arrest at his home in L.A.
The King of Pop leaves behind an incredible legend having swept up an entire generation of fans and musical protégés in his wings. His vocal career, which has spanned decades ever since he first performed with his brothers and sisters as a member of The Jackson 5 in the late 60s, has even impacted the movie industry as his songs have been featured on an upwards of 50 soundtracks.
It may be cheesy, but the movie scene in which Michael Jackson's tunes stand out in my mind the most would have to be from 2004's rom com "13 Going on 30."
After Jenna Rink (Jennifer Garner) magically transforms into full-blown adult on her 13th birthday,she has to take on the responsibility of a working woman ... even if she has no idea what that means. Her 13-year-old sensibility, though, saves the day at a dull work event when she elicits an all-out dance party thanks to Michael Jackson's classic "Thriller." It's adorably sweet and absolutely endearing.
Michael Jackson touched ever facet of pop culture, and it's these kinds of moments that we'll continue to cherish.
What Michael Jackson movie moments are your favorites?