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Michael Jackson -- Burial Announced

8/18/2009 11:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson The spokesman for the Jackson family says Michael Jackson will be laid to rest at Holly Terrace in the Great Mausoleum at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park on Saturday, August 29 at 10 AM. That would have been Michael's 51st birthday.

The ceremony will be limited to family and close friends.

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Angelique    

I'm glad that the family has made the decision to bury the musical icon legend Micheal Jackson your son will never will be forgotten he is truly a music legend we will never see another Micheal Jackson not in this lifetime. This is also the date hurricane Katrina hit that was a date to remember it kinda irony that Micheal was born on that date. RIP Micheal.

Louisiana fan

1791 days ago
17.

entremedieu    

Lol....burial in birthday:/ that isn't good idea....this family is crazy:/ poor Michael:(

1791 days ago
18.

leylatn    

Wow, I'm speechless...On his birthday??? Does anyone had thought about his children??..oh well, at least we know where he will be resting.

1791 days ago
19.

Cece11    

20th maybe

1791 days ago
20.

the world    

FINALLY!

RIP MY DEAR PRINCE! ETERNALLY



1791 days ago
21.

Louise Sutherland    

now we can leave him at peace. god bless michael

1791 days ago
22.

sue    

i am glad they are giving him a proper burial family and close friends.. the public needs to let them have there time with there beloved son-father-uncle- and friend!!! i only want to remember him on the stage and happy he was doing something that will always be cherished by his fans!!! we the fans will always have that , and the family unfortunatly will always remember this burial as there goodbye to mj..my mother was born on june 15th and ironicaly she died on her b-day june 15th, yes as it may be a bitter sweet she will be forever in my heart ...just as mj will live forever in all our hearts for his life and his death. we love you mj rest in peace !!!! sue from tampa

1791 days ago
23.

tired    

i bet he is good and ripe now

1791 days ago
24.

Lori    

7. I hope all will now see that Michael's mother is not trying to profit off her sons death. While the general public would of enjoyed a Neverland burial this would of been so disrespectful to Michael.
While he became a partner in Neverland Ranch, only time would of possibly told a different story or not on his feelings for Neverland. His wish to never go back were honored as those were is last feelings on the subject dispite what the public might want.
RIP Michael
Posted at 10:20AM on Aug 18th 2009 by Family Friend
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Here's what I don't get. Jehovah's Witnesses don't celebrate birthdays. So why bring attention to the fact that it will be on his birthday? Why would it be on his birthday at all?

1791 days ago
25.

janalal4    

And on his BIRTHDAY!! How lovely. Another great call by the Jacksons. Notice the quiet one in the family is Janet? She probably wonders how she seemed to crap out in the game of life by ending up with this crackpot family!

1791 days ago
26.

scrapyard    

who cares ... 1 person in a billon...

1791 days ago
27.

asmith161718    

According to the TV show Access Hollywood which aired yesterday Michael Jackson will not be buried on his birthday. His mother Katherine Jackson is a Jehova Witness and do not celebrate birthdays.

Watching the Today Show on NBC this morning- they did a timeline on Michael's changing face over the years. His first nose job was in 1981 and he had a revision a couple of times later which narrowed his nose. After his hair caught on fire while filming the Pepsi commercial he lost a large amount of hair and had to wear hats and wigs. He also tattooed his eye brows and hairline. His scalp was severely scarred and had to undergo a number of very painful surgery to align his scalp. Around 1987 his skin begin to lighten because of the disease vitiligo and a couple of years later he learned he had Lupus which also lead to additional hair loss.
People had said that he had numerous nose jobs but according to the guess that was on the show today she said that Michael may had gotten an injection that was very painful and that over time thins your nose. She also said that during that famous pic that was taken in the courtroom when he was on the witness stand being sued his nose was not about to fall off. The tape on his nose was probably there because he had rhinoplasy.
He had numerous health problems but continued to keep it together despite always being in the spotlight. and he didn't complain about it at all.

1791 days ago
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janalal4    

HEY RIP CAT!! You don'td1f2d
get it yet? Nothing means anything to these people but MONEY,MONEY,MONEY!!!

1791 days ago
29.

chris    

It really is sad people had to ruin Neverland for Michael that he wouldn't want to be buried there. I think the family made the right choice although waiting this long seems unnecessary and burying him on his birthday seems inappropriate. RIP.

1791 days ago
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janalal4    

R/E anthony's comments: I never really believed he had that many plastic surgery's either. His nose a few times yeah but when you look back over the pics of him thru the years you can definitely see how the natural shape of his face just seemed to become more pronounced from age & most likely WEIGHT LOSS. I think his changing weight affected his appearance alot.

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