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Gladys Knight to Sing at Michael's Funeral

9/2/2009 8:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Gladys Knight We've learned there will be a special guest singing at Michael Jackson's burial tomorrow night: Gladys Knight.

Knight's rep confirmed the singer -- who knew Michael when he was little and once shared the same manager with him -- will perform at tomorrow's service.

The service will take place at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, CA.

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Anna    

OMG I WISH I NEVER SAW THIS DAY COMING!!! I LOVE MICHAEL JOSEPH JACKSON SOOOOOOOOO MUCH. I AM ONLY 19, BUT THE KING HAD SOOOOOO MUCH MORE TO OFFER.R.I.P!!U R ALWAYS THE KING OF MUSIC&HUMANITY, AND MORE!

1793 days ago
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StarLight    

STARLIGTH

i cant believe it...tomorrow will be his last day in this world. Iam very sad...i still cant believe that he is not here with us. I hope that his family lets us see the funeral at least on tv.
MICHAEL JACKSON
MICHAEL JACKSON
MICHAEL JACKSON
KING OF POP FOR EVER
WE WILL MISS YOU MICHAEL R.I.P

1793 days ago
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Mary    

Ahhh, Gladys, perfect person to be at MJ's interrment - he would've LOVED it. I still have this awful void - fading - but still there. Damn it Michael, why did you go? My heart aches every day, but you do have a special place there and as long as you are happier now, and I know you are, I should be happier too. Love you always, Michael. You have no idea how much you are and were loved.

1793 days ago
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LucyInTheSky    

5. Another funeral? They should do something low key with just the family...

Posted at 8:05PM on Sep 2nd 2009 by stephanie

That wouldn't have much market value.

1793 days ago
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ADRIANA    

What a great man, he LOVED THE WORLD WITH ALL HIS HEART, it was an UNCONDITIONAL LOVE and he really wanted to HEAL IT, STOP WARS and DESTRUCTION and have people find a common ground IN LOVE and GOODNESS and SHARING !

Michael, you were too good for this world, for the people here, for the decadence of the community around us. You are finally up with the angels, where you belong, may you RIP ! We will do our best to CARRY ON YOUR LOVE and SELFLESSNESS and teach it to our little ones.

1793 days ago
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ADRIANA    

People he cared for abused his trust deceived him, his father abused him verbally and physically; and then worst of all the media/press raped and stripped him of his dignity publicly and hounded him mercilessly. And through it all he smiled!

I wonder how many of us would withstand the same introspection into our lives and how we would handle the pain. Before we case stones at MJ maybe we should imagine ourselves in his life and ask ourselves how would we manage it? How would we escape the pain?

1793 days ago
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LucyInTheSky    

As for the ceremony itself, “it won’t be a religious one,” according to the family source. “The kids (Paris, Prince and Blanket) might say something, too, but the plan is to have (Jackson’s brother) Randy deliver the eulogy.”

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The irony of all this.

1793 days ago
40.

pam    

Katie Bain...nope the Jack$son's will sell his grammys. Bill sent to his estate.
Trash family.

1793 days ago
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pam    

Brilliant Katie Bain! Just brilliant..........you know this is an email credited to you that will go far and wide! Brilliant.

1793 days ago
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Hmmmmm    

Posted at 9:27PM on Sep 2nd 2009 by ADRIANA



WHAT DO YOU SAVE EVERY POST???? YOU POST THIS EVERYDAY. WHAT DON'T YOU HAVE ANYTHING NEW TO SAY????

1793 days ago
43.

connie    

It just sad how the Jackson are doing a private burial, and his fans who loved him are out in the cold again it just doesnt seen fair. Elvis has graceland and his fans can pay there respect to him MICHAEL JACKSONS FANS GET NOTTHING. The jackson family should all go to hell.

1793 days ago
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blameitonkarma    

It's going to be a sad day for his family, especially the kids. But maybe now they'll begin the closure process. If you haven't sent the kids a message yet, go to http://dearparisjackson.com or http://dearprincejackson.com. Bless their hearts. So sad.

1793 days ago
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JJN    

17. Michael will be buried after the fat lady sings.

Posted at 8:11PM on Sep 2nd 2009 by Walter

?????????????????????????????????????????
come on, Gladys Knight is not fat, I was at her perfomance a year ago, she looked fantastic.
This is going to be the final curtain call. After tomorrow, after his funeral .... The sadness of the world losing MJ just coming back. I can't believe we are going to say goodbye to Michael one last time. So sad...

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