A judge Wednesday approved Katherine Jackson’s request that Michael Jackson’s estate get the bill for the cost of this week’s funeral for her son. More than two months after his death, the pop singer will be interred in a private ceremony Thursday evening at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California, the Jackson family said. A short hearing was held Wednesday morning before Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff to consider Katherine Jackson’s petition
The first official indication that a family service for Michael Jackson will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery came from a Los Angeles police official Sunday. Forest Lawn officials were working with the Jackson family on their plans, which were part of “a package” of events Tuesday, said Jim McDonnell, assistant chief of staff of the Los Angeles Police Department. His comments, however, did not answer questions about where or when Jackson would be buried.
As Michael Jackson fans and the media pour into Los Angeles, California, for what could be the most widely watched memorial of all time, an obvious question remains: Where will he be laid to rest? Although the Jackson family hasn’t made an official statement, all signs seem to point toward Forest Lawn Memorial Parks and Mortuaries, the not-for-profit organization that has buried a vast number of Hollywood’s notables. There is speculation that the burial will be at Forest Lawn’s Glendale location, but the media are swarming around the Hollywood Hills memorial park, located right off the freeway behind Disney Studios