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Jackson Estate to Pay for Burial Costs

9/2/2009 1:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A judge just granted Katherine Jackson's request to have Michael's estate pay for the cost of the singer's burial.

Jeryll Cohen -- a lawyer for the special administrators of Jackson's estate -- said in court today that the expenses for Michael's burial on Thursday are "extraordinary."

But Cohen also said this isn't your run-of-the-mill burial ... and that the administrators "understand and appreciate" the scale of the event.

Jackson will be buried tomorrow in The Great Mausoleum at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, CA.


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31.

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.


1815 days ago
32.

ly9512    

Great! Now MJ will get the funeral and burial he deserves. After all, you can't "just bury" the King of Pop.

I'm sure the ceremony will be amazing and its too bad his fans cannot share that experience with his family and loved ones.

RIP MJ ♥

1815 days ago
33.

car    

i love you forever michael! miss you so much!

1815 days ago
34.

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?

1815 days ago
35.

doc murry    

why dont they just auction off his fake nose and wig on ebay to pay for the funeral..these people make me sick..even katrhine is a slimeball..typical though i guess what can yopu expect from umm.......i wont say it but i sure think it

1815 days ago
36.

doc murry    

use condoms

1815 days ago
37.

A.B.    

So tomorrow it's finally over. I can't believe it.



1815 days ago
38.

you just don't get it    

#37 You wish. Actually it's just begun.

1815 days ago
39.

sue    

WELL TOMMORROW WILL BE A VERY SAD DAY, IT WILL COME TO REALIZATION THAT MJ IS NO LONGER WITH US, AND IS LEAVING THIS EARTH TO GO TO A MUCH BETTER AND BLESSED PLACE!!!!! IT HAS BEEN ALONG ROAD FOR MJ BUT AFTER TOMMORROW HE WILL FIND THE PEACE AND THE LOVE AND RESPECT THAT HE HAS SEARCHED FOR ALL OF HIS LIFE..HE HAS TRULY BEEN AN ANGEL FROM GOD THAT WAS PUT HERE WITH ALL OF US TO PASS THE LORDS WORD AND SPREAD THE LOVE TO MANY, AND NOW HE WILL GET HIS TEN FOLD IN RETURN, HIS CHILDREN WILL MISS HIM DEARLY BUT HE WILL ALWAYS BE THERE GUARDIAN ANGEL TO SHINE OVER THEM AND KEEP THEM STRONG. FOR ALL OF US HOPEFULLY HE HAS TAUGHT SOME THAT LOVE AND PEACE IS WHAT THIS WORLD IS SEARCHING FOR AND THROUGH HIS MUSIC AND HIS KIND SOUL, AND GENEROSITY WILL WE CARRY ON THE LEGACY FOR HIM.WE MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU ALWAYS MJ---REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND!!! SUE FROM TAMPA

1815 days ago
40.

Em    

As it should be, the estate pays for the burial. Good. Now let's hope it all goes relatively smoothly and respectfully. "This Is It" - how profound that the concert title predicted his demise. His burial is like replaying the news all over again from June 25. With heavy heart I send along my prayers to you and your family. You will be missed and never forgotten Michael Jackson.

1815 days ago
41.

janalal4    

Cali Mj- I've always believed these guys had MJ's best interest at heart.I read up on them & they seem to be people who were "long-term" in MJ's life, he trusted them, & they were highly regarded men. I wish I could say the same for the Jackson family. Agree also with whoever said Katherine sat back & let Joe abuse the kids too. Katherine needs to go do her job as guardian & stay away from the "executors table". That's what MJ asked for & that's the way it should be. Frankly, I'm a little nervous about Katherine even raising these kids but I figure maybe MJ knew her better than we did since he appointed her guardian.

1815 days ago
42.

love4mj    

To "Pround American",
You sound like a bitter racist American. Now you get your penniless butt out of this conversation if you dont like Michael Jackson because your words are filthy and i can imagine how your mouth stinks like a skunk. Let the man rest in peace and just leave Mrs Jackson alone. Remember, SHE IS MICHAEL'S MOM. SHE carried him in her OWN womb (not yours or your mother's) and SHE raised him to be a respectful, God-fearing, ever-smiling, giving person. Michael shared his fortune with the less priviledged ( have you ever paid attention to the hungry and homeless guy down the street from your house??)Michael knew what damn people like yourself will never ever know- that he has the best mother one could ever wish for. Have you just woken up from your dumb world and learned about Michael Jackson?? Well you need to read more about him from his early days and not just feed on gossip. LET YOUR LITTLE BRAIN DIGEST THIS: Mrs Jackson has all the rights to spend money given to her by her son in any way she wants to. She has been living in luxury thanks to her excellent job as a strong supportive mother of the greatest entertainer that ever lived, and that entertainer LOVED to shower his mom with all the luxurious stuff he could think of. He knew that this is the only person that loved him even before he was given a name!! So F the hell off.

1815 days ago
43.

justagirl    

No matter how you slice it, Michael was going to be paying for his own funeral no matter what, because Katherines money IS Michael's money..He supported that family since he was 10...

I'm starting to lose al respect for his mother, Mike loved her so much..and here she is doing all these things...it sick.

I never use to think Kathrine cared about his money..but now its clear..she does/did!

I have heard rumors this burial will be televised in Germany..on a station owned by the station who put out the fake tape..

anyone know anything about that?

1815 days ago
44.

Linda    

Dude... Michael Jackson is the bomb diggity dude of the world. That is just a way of expressing how I feel in todays slang language. He was the best ever.. Geuine and Beautiful in every way.. He gave so much and all he ever wanted was to be loved as he loved. I love him.. He is the bomb of all bomb...

1815 days ago
45.

mjconspiracy    

More money. Has Katherine, and the rest of the Jackson family forgot that they are supposed to be mourning not worrying about finances and how much money they can make? So now Michael has to pay for his own funeral - what next? Didn't this wealthy guy have insurance seems he was supposedly killed by Doc Murray?

www.mj-conspiracy.com - Help uncover the truth behind the lies.

1815 days ago
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