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Michael Jackson Burial -- The Bill

9/3/2009 1:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Jackson family finally got the bill from Forest Lawn Memorial Park, which shows Michael Jackson's body has been in their possession since July 7 -- the day of MJ's memorial at Staples Center.

Michael Jackson

Yesterday, Katherine Jackson filed documents in L.A. County Superior Court, which contained the bill from Forest Lawn. The bill requests payment for security charges, barricade rentals and "temporary invaultment" of Michael's body from the beginning of July.

The exact cost of the bill has been redacted, but a lawyer for the special administrators of Michael's estate said yesterday in court that the final number for everything would be "extraordinary."

Katherine's request to have MJ's estate foot the bill was approved yesterday. In the docs, it says "Payment must be made as soon as possible if the family is to avoid the public embarrassment and added grief, in addition to the inconvenience, inefficiency and unhappiness, of having to make new arrangements for the funeral."

The docs also show the Glendale Police Department "indicated that they will not provide their services without receiving payment prior to rendering those services."

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blackbeauty1962    

Why was Michael family 90 minutes late for his finally resting place.Latoya stated that her mother& sisters did not want to attend.So why did they plan a burial 3months after his death, why not just do all at the same time.Hell they had 2 service in the same day.Something is so strange about all the events surrounding his death.We as fan & friends may never know unless it is going to come out in THIS IS IT!Can not wait to see.

1792 days ago
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Grant    

1st

who the f*ck cares

1824 days ago
3.

schoen1    

Finally, a reasonably good picture of Michael.

1824 days ago
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kitty    

he deserves however much it costs!! he worked hard all his life and deserves the most beautiful burial they can give him

love you michael

1824 days ago
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keith    

I wonder if the body has been transfered to the Glendale Mortuary already or if there is going to be an elaborate motorcade later today (similar to the motorcade for Teddy Kennedy). This would be a good oportunity for his fans to pay their last respects since they were robbed of the opportunity the first time around.

1824 days ago
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MichaelFans7    

so, is this mean that you guys/TMZ will cover the burial??
will we see an exclusive pictures and news from you guys about Michaels burial later tonight.....

I hope soo :)

1824 days ago
7.

Hmmmmm    

OK

1824 days ago
8.

CinCal    

TMZ...why is your website an advertisement for booze??? You guys are not classy anyway..but now you stooped to a new low...I guess no one else will advertise with you now?

1824 days ago
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JJN    

Wow, Michael news keep on showing and TMZ posting much better quality pictures today. Will the Jackson's family asking the city to pay the bill?

1824 days ago
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sensible grandma    

Normal people would have had the burial on the day of the memorial service. So now the Jackson family has incurred all these additional charges. But, what do they care,they are not paying for it. MJ is paying for it. This family is a joke. This is a never ending story. Did they expect Forest Lawn to cater to them and charge nothing additional? But than again, why should the Jackson family care. As long as money continues to flow into MJ's estate, they will find a reason to keep taking.

1824 days ago
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sensible grandma    

Serves them right for not interring him in the beginning. This could have all been avoided, but why should the family care, they're not paying. I bet if they were paying, MJ would have been buried after the memorial service like normal people would have done.

1824 days ago
12.

StarLight    

STARLIGTH
I THINK ITS NOT RIGHT THAT MJ HAS TO PAY FOR HIS OWN BURIAL. THE FAMILY SHOULD DO THAT...IF THEY SAID THEY LOVE HIM SO MUCH. THEY ARE JUST FU..FAKE.

WE ALL LOVE YOU MICHAEL JACKSON
WE ALL LOVE YOU MICHAEL JACKSON
KING OF POP MICHAEL JACKSON FOR EVER
FOR EVER KING OF POP MICHAEL JACKSON
WE ALL LOVE YOU MICHAEL JACKSON
STARLIGTH

1824 days ago
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janicebyrne01    

The costs should be totally irrelevant. This wonderful man supported his family, staff and a million "hangers-on", not to mention the hundreds of millions of dollars he gave to various charities all through his life. The least, the very least, he now deserves is this one final act. PLEASE, let the poor man rest in peace. RIP Michael.

1824 days ago
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GG    

#11 It's all about $$$$$$$$$$.......uh.....duh!!!

1824 days ago
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Della    

stop censoring me and post my comment!

1824 days ago
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