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MJ Burial Could Cost Jacksons a Pretty Penny

8/19/2009 2:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael JacksonThrowing a memorial service for Michael Jackson is a lot cheaper when you trade the Staples Center for the more traditional places to honor the dead.

Law enforcement sources tell us the cost of providing police and other city services for the private memorial at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale could top $50,000. That's like a Costco version of a memorial, compared to the estimated $1.4 million to stage the event at the Staples Center in L.A.

A Glendale PD source tells us the Jackson family will foot the bill for police and other services associated with the service, which will be held on August 29.

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61.

sue    

IT IS A SAD WORLD THAT PEOPLE JUDGE SOMEONE ON WHAT THEY DIDNT DO OR WHAT THEY DID DO, BUT ONE THING FOR SURE MJ SAW EVERYONE AS A LOVING AND KIND SOUL AND ITS TIME THE HATERS AND OTHERS THAT JUDGE SIT BACK AND LET THIS MAN REST IN PEACE...YOU DONT WANT TO HEAR ABOUT THIS ANYMORE THAN MOVE ON!!!! IT WILL BE OVER SOON AND WE THE FANS WILL ALWAYS HAVE THE MEMORIES AND THE LOVE FOR THIS AWESOME PERSON, AND YOU GUYS WILL MOVE ON TO ANOTHER TO JUDGE AND RIDICULE..THE FANS CAN REST ASSURED THAT HE LOVED THE WORLD AND WAS A KIND SOUL, REGARDLESS OF WHAT OTHERS MAY THINK, WE WILL ALWAYS HAVE THOSE SPECIAL SONGS AND HIS KIND SOUL TO CHERISH FOREVER!!!! WE LOVE AND MISS YOU MJ---MAY YOU REST IN PEACE---SUE FROM TAMPA

1861 days ago
62.

erkg    

That's Costco (with a 't') NOT Cosco

1861 days ago
63.

KILLBILL    

these clowns are not just whores but ugly whores

1861 days ago
64.

crazy    

babyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy. i love youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

1861 days ago
65.

crazy    

me never never never never loved like this before,. i love you so

1861 days ago
66.

jb    

Martin Bashir instigated the ultimate fall of MJ. Everything and anything that MJ said or did was met with an incredulous reaction so as to reinforce the wacky/bizarre image he already had. He deliberately led MJ on and of course MJ played into his hands with his shockingly naive statements beamed into millions of homes around the world. Bashir set out to bring him (further) down and he achieved it in a spectacular way. I am surprised that his part in this tragedy has hardly been mentioned.
MJ´s downfall started when he was a child prodigy. pushed into the unscrupulous adult world of showbiz(before being discovered), singing in unsalubrious joints as part of the Jackson 5. His awesome talent was the beginning of the end for him. His life spiralled out of control in all aspects and there was no one there to help him. Where were his so -called "friends" E.Taylor, D.Ross etc, when he needed them? Where was his family? They had more than 30 years to help Michael Jackson. He was only ever surrounded by long toothed hyaenas cashing in on him.
The family has now made it publicly known where and when MJ will be buried. This sickening, undignified family will stop at nothing to keep up the MJ hysteria and so continue making money from him. I am an MJ fan but for me the gold digging has gone too far. Not even in death is MJ allowed any dignity. The fans should not support the mechandising of MJ¨s death. That would be the best tribute to him and a slap in the face for the family.

1861 days ago
67.

M    

Cosco???? WTF?

1861 days ago
68.

KILLBILL    

not a chance in hell they pay one cent for this,the leftover dirt, no not you family, will be on ebay before dark. M-O-N-E-Y

1861 days ago
69.

nan    

loved mj .sorry he is gone .but even if this is a private burial yur gonna hear all that happened by picking up the news of the world.latoya willprobably sell her story about like she did the staples event.she even told them how paris pick half of he rcharm necklace on his arm in the casket.please tell me what kind of sister ,aunt daughter,human being would sell someyhing so PERSONAL to a f...g tabloid that has been trashing him and calling him wacko for years adding to his deep emotional pain.he enternalized all this stuff .i hope hi kids dont get the same scars from this bunch of jackals

1861 days ago
70.

Jack    

Hey D he is dead dead dead, get some help LOL

1861 days ago
71.

crazy    

I give you MONEY, with all my heart,
Just hold me baby, so forever we can-start
I swer, I keepin you satified (K!)
Cause ya the one fo mi!!!
yoooo fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
finish lyric pls caus i need to hear

Ya give me fever till night is on
Just kiss me baby,even on telephon,
I hope I never miss that chance you give
Me, ya my world I cant go on...

1861 days ago
72.

nan    

poor mike hes stuck footing the bill for all these famewhores even in death.no wonder he was medicating himself .i think he shopped the yellow pages til he found some quack that would give what he needed like someone who has a drinking problem that thinks they can solve the problem with adesignated driver.the doc is at fault because he should have known what was up and i am ssure he did.who pays you 150,000 per month for your services if your not a pusher with amed degree......his family will never let him rest in peace because he wwas and still is their meal ticket.and he knew it SO SAD

1861 days ago
73.

Una    

As a general rule, provisions for a burial are made in the Will before a person dies. The cost of the burial itself, along with other final costs will, be paid for by the estate. That means that the costs incurred will be subtracted from the current value of the estate before an inheritance is paid. Taxpayer costs will only be incurred if security is needed because people refuse to stay home.

All assets are frozen at the time of death, including safe deposit boxes. Requesting an allowance is common practice and always granted by a judge if the amount is reasonable. Without an allowance, the children would not have access to their own father's money until the assets are distributed. That takes time.

Don't be so quick to criticize the value of merchandise. The proceeds won't just go to MJ's parents and siblings; they will become a part of the estate. His children AND his charities will also benefit from these sales.

Birthdays are only a celebration of life for some, not all. Some cultures celebrate the day of death as a way of honoring someone's accomplishments during life. Let's not be so closed-minded. Our way doesn't work for everyone. What ever happened to tolerance and acceptance for cultural and religious differences? There isn't a single person here who wants to be told how, when and where to bury their own child.

Yes, Michael needed help but family is the least equipped to help someone who is addicted, especially when he or she is 50 years old. Of course, shady doctors willing to overprescribe makes it even more difficult.

I don't agree with everything the Jacksons do but, in this case, they can't win. People are angry because the family is divided over the burial. Just read the posts. Even his well-meaning fans can't agree on a burial site. The truth is that they would be bashed no matter what decision they make. Let's not forget that we are fans, not family. We have NO rights, only privileges the family chooses to extend. Why would they bury him in a public place where his grave could be vandelized by haters? Wouldn't we then critize them for leaving him in a vulnerable place? Of course we would.

1861 days ago
74.

Eileen Gatti    

This freakish family loves the attention. What a circus! And at the center of it - Mikesicle!! Preserved as the King of Popsicles!! BURY THE GUY!!!

1861 days ago
75.

nan    

can you imagine if the jacksons were your family .poor mj.i would rather be part of the ADDAMS FAMILY.they were weird but at least they loved each other .they need attention like other people need oxygen and the only way they can get it is by propping poor mj up next to them.GREED AND FAME at MIKES EXPENSE.if her were an osmond instead of a jackson he would probably still be here.i hope where ever he is he is not worried about his kids but if it were me i would be.you would think after all he had been put through in this life ,that would be enough hardship.he is still having to support this family.by the way why would anybody want to buy jermaine sing smile .i like mike 's music

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