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Michael Jackson buried

By | Published on Friday 4 September 2009

After various false starts and delays, Michael Jackson’s body was finally laid to rest at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in LA yesterday, just over two months after his death. Keeping them all waiting to the very end, his coffin arrived over an hour after the service was due to begin.

The gold-plated coffin finally arrived in a hearse followed by a procession of 30 other vehicles. The singer’s brothers Randy, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon acted as pallbearers again (as they did at Jacko’s funeral and memorial event), and again they wore identical black suits and one white glove in honour of their brother.

The singer’s children, Prince Michael, Prince Michael II and Paris, sat with their grandparents, Katherine (now their legal guardian) and Joe Jackson in the front row at the burial ceremony. Among the 200 invited guests were Elizabeth Taylor, Macaulay Culkin, Quincy Jones, and Jackson’s ex-wife Lisa Marie Presley.

Following the ceremony, Jackson’s body was placed in the cemetery’s heavily secured Great Mausoleum, which reportedly also houses the remains of stars including Walt Disney, Humphrey Bogart and Clark Gable.

In a statement, the singer’s family said: “The Jackson family wishes to once again thank all of Michael’s fans around the world for their generous outpouring of support during this terribly difficult time”.



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