Michael Jackson's family have paid tribute to him today, marking seven years since he passed at the age of 50.

His daughter Paris took to Instagram to remember her father, creating a photo collage of the two of them together, including a Photoshopped image of what they would look like if he were still around today.

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She captioned the photo: "Seven years. Rest in peace, my best friend in the entire universe. I love you more than anything".

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She also addressed the media controversy surrounding a raid at Jackson's home which reportedly unearthed explicit photos of "naked boys".

She wrote: "Things may be a little s****y in the press right now but everyone knows it's all bull and I swear on the family name I will protect you for as long as I live.

"There's no one like you, and there never will be. Thank you for touching millions of hearts, but especially my own."

Jackson's brothers - Jermaine, Tito, Jackie and Marlon, who made up the Jackson 5 with him - also honored him with a performance at the San Diego County Fair.