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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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76.

Utohhh    

OHHHHHH HELL NO!!!! I JUST READ THE REASON WHY IT WAS SO HIGH WAS BECAUSE 12 BURIAL SPACES WAS BROUGHT..WHATTTTTTTTTT!!!! MICHAEL IS GONE AND IN DEATH HE HAS TO PAY FOR HIS BROTHERS AND SISTERS BURIAL SPACES WHEN THEY DIE TOO?????????? WTF...I CAN SEE THEY DOING THIS FOR THE KIDS TO BE BURIED NEXT TO HIM, BUT WHY ALL THE REST OF THE MOTHERF**KERS!!!

1822 days ago
77.

sharon g    

What about security at the site of burial? Who will be responsible for this. There will have to be extra security hired because of the crazies out there.

1822 days ago
78.

janalal4    

COVERAGE OF BURIAL: Just heard this about 30 seconds ago on TV Guide network. " Join us at 9pm for live coverage of Michael Jackson burial service". That was word for word for whatever that's worth.

1822 days ago
79.

karen from england    

YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART R.I.P MY SWEET PRINCE WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

1822 days ago
80.

Cali MJ Fan    

MICHAEL IS PAYING FOR 12 PLOTS AT FOREST LAWN..... WTF !?!?!?!

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5h9a7kycTsBsS5YVilTVuapWmQ4JgD9AFAO4O0 (read the whole thing)

Quoting the AP:
"Few details about the service have been disclosed. Cohen said during the hearing that part of the reason it was...

****EMPHASIS HERE****
so expensive was because 12 burial spaces were being bought.
****EMPHASIS HERE****

Beckloff said normally, costs of a funeral would be paid by the estate after the service. But Jackson's family couldn't afford to pay the costs upfront and wait for reimbursement."

JACKSONS HAVE NOOOOO CLASS!!! Michael is now paying for them ALL to have famous plots! WTF!!!!

MICHAEL IS PAYING FOR 12 PLOTS AT FOREST LAWN..... WTF !?!?!?!
MICHAEL IS PAYING FOR 12 PLOTS AT FOREST LAWN..... WTF !?!?!?!
MICHAEL IS PAYING FOR 12 PLOTS AT FOREST LAWN..... WTF !?!?!?!
MICHAEL IS PAYING FOR 12 PLOTS AT FOREST LAWN..... WTF !?!?!?!

Sorry.. I knew there was a reason this was ridiculous! Like Michael would want his family buried WITH him. Just ridiculous! Tacky Tasteless Greedy Unbelievable.

1822 days ago
81.

Valentina    

I will not believe.

1822 days ago
82.

Deorah hill    

At last you can rip my dear michael i will never forget you
i love you the most my heart goes out to your children
miss you forever
debbie
xxxx

1822 days ago
83.

susie    

12 famous plots?
who's famous?
only Michael was/is/will be famous forever.
R.I.P.

1822 days ago
84.

fedupintorrance    

This may be a bit nit picky of me........all the articles state that Michael will be "buried" in the Forest Lawn Mausoleum. As far as I know you don't "bury" someone in a mausoleum, they are interred. To bury someone means to put them in the ground !!!!!

1822 days ago
85.

chelle    

I'm not sure honestly how I feel about all this anymore even though I've loved Michael Jackson all my life. I as a fan and supporter of the Jackson family, no matter how strange things seem sometimes, have tried to stay in the backgroung as a fan of Michael's and give them respect, yet, with all the in and out of court situations, saying the funeral is private, yet someone has sold the rights to it possibly, I'm getting more and more dissapointed the day. It hurts all over again to know that, tomorrow (if they don't postpone it again) will be the last day sweet Michael is with us phsically, but thank God the man can rest. I was kind of hoping the Jacksons had some dignity and had already buried him. He deserves so much better than all of this. You could not have peace in life, now barely in death, smh. Somehow, your family ( stopping all the nonsense) and fans will uplift your name forever and ever Michael. Sleep on sweet prince.

1822 days ago
86.

Michelle    

TMZ please stop putting fuzzy pics of Michael.
Rest in Peace Michael.
You were an amazing man and thank you.
I love you more!

1822 days ago
87.

maria luisa    

Michael, I would give you a red rose spineless, because now you're in the arms of God. The scent of that rose rises up to you like the love pervaded you in your life. Every year you'll receive by me a rose for I love you more!!! I'll scatter its petals on the sea. I love you! Thank you!

1822 days ago
88.

janalal4    

12 BURIAL PLOTS: OH HELL YEAH!!!! THEY'VE HOOKED THEMSELVES UP WITH PLOTS FOR ALL!!! I heard that a few days ago & almost puked. Check out the newest article posted here. They've hooked themselves up with munchies for the funeral too. They can eat instead of grieve. DELECTIBLE LITTLE GOURMET DOUGHNUTS!! YUM!!

1822 days ago
89.

susie    

#78
I'm crying rivers.beautiful words.
thank you sharon from a fan.
see michael how much love.

1822 days ago
90.

RLG    

Of course the estate should pay for the funeral. Doesn't the family understand Michael Jackson was an entertainer, nothing more, nothing less. The city paid for everything else. It's time the family started spending and not expect everyone else to pick up the tab.

1822 days ago
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