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Michael Jackson Burial Delayed Until September 3

8/21/2009 1:31 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson will be buried on September 3 -- instead of August 29 as originally planned.

According to a statement released by the family, the burial will be at Holly Terrace in The Great Mausoleum at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, Calif. -- and will be limited to family and close friends.

Joe Jackson, Michael's dad, told us the burial would be delayed, but the day they wanted it changed to -- August 31 -- became problematic because of schools re-opening on that day.

So Joe was right -- who'd have thunk it?



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91.

jayell    

What the heck does school reopening have to do with burying someone? That is the most ridiculous reason I have ever heard of. I think the family is waiting on the next cash infusion from Michael's estate to bury him. The cemetary wants their money up front and the LAPD is having the cemetary collect the $50K for their services as well. Michael's estate is probably refusing to pay for this wasteful expense (another funeral). Just bury him with close family and let it be over with. He's already had one private funeral, a public memorial and now a third funeral at the gravesite? How many funerals does one person need?

1704 days ago
92.

Lori    

26. I love Michael Jackson! Please have his funeral now not almost two weeks from now. This is awful for everyone to keep postponing it.
Did the Jehovah's Witness object to his birthday burial?

Posted at 1:14PM on Aug 21st 2009 by Anne
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Its interesting that the public memorial was able to be put together in 12 days. I can't imagine what would be more complex than setting that up. I'm wondering if the Jackson's have made some kind of deal with the coroner's office, to keep the autopsy withheld until they lay MJ to rest.

As for the Jehovah's Witnesses, I'll have to ask them that question next time they come to my door to hand out their watch tower cult magazine.

1704 days ago
93.

Lynne    

At least he will finally be laid to rest....

1704 days ago
94.

elizabevitale    

EXCELLENT EXCELLENT WORK OF ART IN WORDS AND VISION. YOU TRULY ARE A MASTERPIECE. Nothing ever keeps my mind with so much attention. Never did before Hollywood and you and now again. THE BEST OF ALL OF THE BEST. LORD, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MICHAEL JACKSON THROUGH IT ALL. THE GREATEST MAN TO WALK THE PLANET.

Ok, back to work I must go. lol

1704 days ago
95.

donise121    

Since the interment will be private with only family and friends there is absolutely no reason for these repeated announcement. All that is necessary is a brief statement..."Michael Jackson was laid to rest today at ......" Nothing else is needed. There does seem to be something else afoot here based on all of these useless and repeated, changing announcements.

1704 days ago
96.

Cheryl    

If the burial is to be for "family and close friends" why is Joe telling the public. Joe is such a publicity whore, he will do/say anything /or use anyone to try to get attention or make a buck. He should be bared from having any contact with Michael's children, if not all his grandchildren.

1704 days ago
97.

runequiz    

I think this conversation is getting to much morbid about Michael Jackson burial. First were waiting for the remains, then kept him in a freezer for about 2 months, plans and dates for funeral have been announced 3-4-5 times! Why are they - The Jackson Family?? - doing this? Where is the respect for the death? Ok, Michael may rest at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, but shouldn't he already be there? Michael should already be Resting In Peace by now. Live his Music and admire the Man Michael was. RIP

1704 days ago
98.

Whatajoke    

Throw ol' JOE in that hole while your at it!.......pleeeeeeeease?

1704 days ago
99.

sue    

well i must say as much as i would love for mj to be alive, NOT GOING TO HAPPEN---there is no way he would put his family mostly his children through something like that.. in fact he would screw him self up royaly by faking his death, it would be found out somewhere in our world, someone would see him, and he is not going to prison for the rest of his life for something like that, if that were the case of money he would have done it yrs ago , he has been financially in trouble for awhile...he is to pure of heart for that to have happened... jmo---rip mj-sue from tampa

1704 days ago
100.

nan    

this family is a psyciatrists wet dream

1704 days ago
101.

soobeedoo    

I am speechless....what a joke this family is....but hey, MJ's been dead ONLY 2 months....they still have 10 months to figure things out before it's one year he's gone! Disgraceful and so sad.....

1704 days ago
102.

nan    

mj was a fu..ed ,complicated ,extremely talented person.i can ony imagine the torment and conflict he must have felt with this crew as his family .no wonder he would rather hang out with kids.EVERYBODY f..ked him over for cash and fame.there is no reason for putting off his burial again.they should have already have done and then released a statement but unfortunately for poor mike it is the only way to keep them in the spotlight.small wonder he was messed up.i still love him,faults and all just made him more human

1704 days ago
103.

sc92705    

The Jacksons are a bunch of ghouls. They could not come together to bury Michael in reasonable time. This must be hard on his kids.
Jermaine and Joe: I would not pay dime one to whatever sick venture you have planned. Go away.

1704 days ago
104.

Alibaba    

I say find the nearest landfill and dump him.

1703 days ago
105.

ladybuttercup    


It sickens me to think that anyone famous or not could be dead over 2 months and not yet buried or cremated. How does anyone let that go on at all? Is there not some law that could be put forth to not allow this to EVER happen again?

As i said before, i would never want that life or any kind of damily like that. no matter the money no matter the fame i'll pass...

RIP MJ

1703 days ago
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