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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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61.

BrancaFan2    

38. I still think this sick,I saw this yesterday and I was so grossed out.It didnt bother me much because it was Joe saying it so I thought this might not really be true but it turns out it is.Who the hell would want to be buried on their birthday?Why didnt they bury him a month or so ago.This is sick,real sick!I'm praying for this family.

Posted at 10:49AM on Aug 18th 2009 by plaincrazii

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I guess they are trying to polish his legend. I knew someone once who died right after midnight on her birthday. She had been ill for a while, but had a heart attack and died in her yard after returning from the drugstore. There's something unsettling about dying or being buried on your birthday. But it's better than laying on ice.

Maybe they don't mean any harm by doing it, but they don't get it.

1805 days ago
62.

just sayin    

thank God for that, now he can finally R.I.P, i doubt it will be on his birthday though, this is probably a plot to throw people off the actual burial date, they'll probably bury him before then

1805 days ago
63.

JustME    

Michael stated after his Neverland Ranch was raided, that it was tainted, and he would never live there again, but he also said he would still visit it, just never live there again. So what would be the problem of a Neverland burial, where his fans, and also his children could go pay respects to his grave site. After all it is where those children were raised the earlier parts of their lives...it would be a perfect place for him to lay to rest. He built that place, and his heart was in what he created. I am glad they will finally be burying MJ, as this needed to be done way before now, but they are also not thinking of his fans whom he dearly loved that would like to visit where he lay. RIP MIchael...we miss you so very much, and will love you always!!!

1805 days ago
64.

Smooth Criminals    

This whole thing is odd. First of all Jehovah's Witnesses don't celebrate birthdays. Secondly, why would you want to bury someone on his birthday?

Jehovah's Witnesses just believe in heaven. They believe either you go to heaven as one of the chosen 144,000 or you just don't exist anymore after you die. Since Michael wasn't a practicing Jehovah's Witness anymore, I wonder if Katherine believes he didn't go to heaven and just doesn't exist in the afterlife.

I also wonder what mental state Katherine is really in and whether her lawyers are really representing her, or whether they're really representing their own interests and Joe's.

I think Katherine needs to give a live interview to see what her mental capacity is at this point.

1805 days ago
65.

iamcuriousyellow    

Is he being buried in the pedophile section or in the junkies' section?

1805 days ago
66.

barb    

Conclusion of Michael Jackson death investigation still weeks away, sources say
August 18, 2009 | 7:21 am PT

Investigators are still weeks away from a definite conclusion in the probe of Michael Jackson’s death, underscoring the complexity of determining wrongdoing in case involving multiple doctors and multiple drugs.

Law enforcement sources told The Times that while a clear picture is emerging as to how Jackson died, detectives are still building a case they can bring to L.A. County prosecutors showing criminal wrongdoing.
This involves reconciling dozens of witness interviews with the coroner’s cause of death investigation, and the drugs and other “medical evidence” found at the Holmby Hills mansion when the pop star was stricken on June 25, said the sources, who spoke on the condition that they not be named because it was an ongoing investigation.

Detectives clearly have a strong working theory of what happened – but more follow-up investigations are needed, the sources said.

more here:
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2009/08/conclusion-of-michael-jackson-death-investigation-still-weeks-away-sources-say.html

1805 days ago
67.

Michelle    

Everyone cries that Michael had no privacy. When he finally is going to be buried, Joe Jackson makes a public statement about it. Why could they not keep it in the family and bury him on the 29th and be done with it? Because they want the publicity. They want the media there.

1805 days ago
68.

mellow    

41. The Great Masaeleum is notoriously known for many celebrity final resting places, many which are not accesable to the public. Either that, or they always have someone walking around and will escort you out if they see you lottering or appear to be looking for a celebrity. She's know as 'nazi Joan' there.by soCal

And may god have mercy on your soul if you dare show up with paper and charcoal in hand, rabid dogs they are there protecting the granite.

1805 days ago
69.

Homie1Kanobe    

Just thinking outside the Box. Micheal was Black, then turned white.And ended up Purple in the ole ice box...Points to Ponder

1805 days ago
70.

mellow    

This involves reconciling dozens of witness interviews with the coroner’s cause of death investigation, and the drugs and other “medical evidence” found at the Holmby Hills mansion when the pop star was stricken on June 25,

lmao
AS IF they secured the scene and anything they found post latoya is valid, argh argh argh a good mr crabs laugh for that one

1805 days ago
71.

MJ's PYT    

FINALLY!! RIP Michael. I believe most people celebrate
the deceased birthdate or the day of the death. Not
the day one is buried.So the kids should be fine. I love
you more Michael...

1805 days ago
72.

susan    

Let's recap....the family is afraid for security of his body, so they put out an official statement with the location of where his body will be buried. It's a private service for family and friends...so they put out an official statement stating the time, day and location....this family never ceases to amaze....they want a circus and the publicity.

1805 days ago
73.

mellow    

66. Everyone cries that Michael had no privacy. When he finally is going to be buried, Joe Jackson makes a public statement about it. Why could they not keep it in the family and bury him on the 29th and be done with it? Because they want the publicity. They want the media there. by dee

The reasons for the wait are unknown but I think the announcement today was only because the old evil catfish jumped the gun and ran to the media for his shred of attention and spilled it.

1805 days ago
74.

Jem    

Michael was crazy, he wanted to be a white boy and but then he turned into a middle aged white woman. He wasn't hot since he made off the wall. But, he will be missed. This was truly a tragedy. But, it's sad that his family couldn't step in and say "HEY MIKE WHAT IN THE HELL ARE U DOING TO YOUR FACE AND BODY ? But, then again they were all going under the knife. Even the parents.

1805 days ago
75.

Creeder    

"Family and friends." And 23 helicopters and untold numbers of screaming fans.

On the good side, we're a Forest Lawn family. I think the value of our plots just went up.

1805 days ago
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