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Jackson Family: No Public Viewing at Neverland

7/1/2009 4:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jackson FamilyThe Jackson family has just released a statement via their newly acquired reps, saying there will be no public or private service for Michael Jackson at Neverland.

"Contrary to previous news reports, the Jackson family is officially stating that there will be no public or private viewing at Neverland.

Plans are underway regarding a public memorial for Michael Jackson, and we will announce those plans shortly."


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76.

moveover    

Took Perez Hilton's site off my computer more then a year ago and wouldn't go back if you paid me! Thanks anyway!

1907 days ago
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Dani G    

Hey #38....with regards to the cement truck....maybe they want to build some type of a mausoleum instead of burying him in the ground where freaks might break in and try to steal his remains.....Just an idea

1907 days ago
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trinity911    

7. Hey TMZ, you really should change the name from Thirty Mile Zone to the Michael Jackson Zone since you all have forgotten that this is a celebrity website and not a Michael Jackson website.

He's been dead for 6 days now - time to move on to other celeb gossip.

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Jackson Family: No Public Viewing at Neverland
Posted Jul 1st 2009 3:25PM by TMZ Staff

The Jackson family has just released a statement via their newly acquired reps, saying there will be no public service for Michael Jackson at Neverland.

"Contrary to previous news reports, the Jackson family is officially stating that there will be no public or private viewing at Neverland.

Plans are underway regarding a public memorial for Michael Jackson, and we will announce those plans shortly."





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(Page 4 of 5)Previous 15 Comments | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 46. WELL FINALLY! I THOUGHT THIS WAS WEIRD TO BEGIN WITH! WHAT WOULD BE THE POINT OF A PUBLIC VIEWING OF THE BODY????? THAT'S CRAZY!!! Hopefully, the person in charge just changed their mind about it or it was just a rumor to begin with...

Rest in peace, dear Michael Jackson!

Posted at 4:00PM on Jul 1st 2009 by Evair

47. Every Since I heard of this public viewing and heard about the long narrow road to Neatherland and how un kept the grounds were and all... and how they were going to pull this off by Friday ? Also How would he be layed out for Viewing ? Without Fans trying to jump on him etc... I thought maybe he Would have been placed in a Glass Coffin like Snow White ? With Air conditioning ? Just a Thought After All he has been dead almost a Week now and driven & flown all over Calf since he died ?

Posted at 4:00PM on Jul 1st 2009 by JEANNETTE

48. YEA YEA WICKED WITCH OF PEDOPHILLIA IS DEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FOLLOW THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD TO HELL MICHAEL

Posted at 4:00PM on Jul 1st 2009 by wicked witch

49. wow 3 easy payments was first! now thats news!
he was always last and everyone hated him. so i'm sure his family is very proud!


Posted at 4:00PM on Jul 1st 2009 by why

50. Wow, how shocking. LOL! I can't believe they even considered a public viewing in the first place! California would have to have 3 times the cops they have now to pull something like that off. There would have to be so much security, it would be insane. I think they should just quietly bury Michael at Neverland Ranch and let him REST IN PEACE!

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Posted at 4:01PM on Jul 1st 2009 by DawnDonline.com

51. No viewing? Right! Since the family has no meal ticket, they are going to hold out for a payment, and then allow a viewing....Joe, Jesse, and Al are ALL CROOKED. When it becomes financially beneficial to the family, there will be a viewing at Neverland.

Posted at 4:01PM on Jul 1st 2009 by snog

52. is there no other entertainment news going on???

TMZ haz become the Michael Jackson memorial site!

Karl Malden just died - why aren't you reporting on that?

why has there been no mention of Farrah's funeral??

Let MJ rest in peace already!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Posted at 4:01PM on Jul 1st 2009 by enough_already
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You all haven't been reading TMZ long, have you? Based on the ANS decable, we haven't even *begun* to get the tip of the iceburg of TMZ's MJ reporting.

1907 days ago
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Narbs    

What are these people thinking? Michael should be buried at Neverland and turn the house into a museum! Michael loved Neverland and that should be his final resting place! If they are worried about money, they should turn Neverland into a Graceland for Michael and it would make lots of money. They are probably going to try to sell it for the $$. I think it is disrespectful for them to not bury him there! You don't put the King Of Pop in a plain ol' cemetary along with a bunch of regular, everyday folk. That is crazy! I guarantee that Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are too involved in this and will help screw it up! BURY MICHAEL AT NEVERLAND!!!!!!! PLEASE, SO SOMETHING RIGHT FOR HIM!!

1907 days ago
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susan    

I would have been really surprised had they actually had a public viewing. A public memorial I can see, but a public viewing, no.

1907 days ago
81.

K    

Oops! I meant NEVERLAND, not Netherland,

1907 days ago
82.

petra    

IVE BEEN TRYING TO GET PEOPLE TO SEE THAT IT IS NOT THE REAL MJ AT 02 ARENA ...LOOK AND LISTEN CAREFULLY ....EXAGGERATED FOR SURE

1907 days ago
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Madeleine    

64. Perez Hilton's sight is much more insightful than this lame ass TMZ(o, sorry Michael Jackson Zone). Everyone go to Perez Hilton's site and leave thiss boring MJZ alone.

Posted at 4:07PM on Jul 1st 2009 by P H

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Yes! Please go! Good riddance!

1907 days ago
84.

oh my    

Ok more news: Oscar winner and ex- president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Science's Karl Malden (97) passed away..RIP.. , R. Kelly is back in trouble for messing with another under aged girl...Thats it..Now back to MJ LOL

1907 days ago
85.

lynnhoward    

Why don't the Jackson family have a public viewing at the STAPLE CENTER.

1907 days ago
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Dixie57    

Oh Good Lord ! The man is dead ! No wait !! I have it !! He is off somewhere partying with Elvis and the stories are all concocted by Lisa Marie. Well they said SEVERAL parallels . I guess it ain't ever going to end for the poor men. BOTH OF THEM!! Let MJ rest in peace for crying out loud. I am SO glad they are not doing a public viewing. I guess all the money hungry " get your t-shirt now" weilding vendors are up poopie creek !! lol

1907 days ago
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Ladybyrd    

TMZ was the FIRST to announce the memorial/funeral at Neverland Ranch. These Jackazzes are saying anything just to see what will get them viewership. TMZ = LOSERS

1907 days ago
88.

Split This    

Where is his body now? Can they really keep it a secret? They had to hire someplace to keep him and they most likely hired security, and most likely the family has been there. Come on TMZ a few greenbacks would get some answers ! I'll bet the Cement truck driver knows what the Cement was for ! Someone has to be paying for this..

1907 days ago
89.

The Doc Is In    

Karel Malden died today. He was 97

1907 days ago
90.

SB    

May be Joe was upset because he is not in the will, so he had to order changes

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