Saturday, August 22, 2009
Jackson to be buried on september
Michael Jackson's remains will be buried in Los Angeles on 3 September - not 29 August as had been announced, a Jackson family spokesman has said. In a statement, Ken Sunshine did not say why the date had been changed. He said the "King of Pop" would be interred in the Forest-Lawn memorial park in Glendale at a private ceremony. The Jackson family said earlier he would buried on 29 August on what would have been his 51st birthday. The cause of his death in June remains unclear.
The Great Mausoleum at the Forest Lawn memorial park is protected with security cameras and access is carefully regulated. The mausoleum contains a stained-glass replica of Leonardo da Vinci's painting The Last Supper and also copies of statues by Michelangelo. A different Forest Lawn cemetery in Los Angeles provided the setting for the memorial service held by the family in the hours leading up to the globally televised tribute concert on 7 July. His coffin was taken to the concert and remained on stage while family members and celebrities paid tribute to the star.