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Michael Jackson to finally be buried

A spokesman for Michael Jackson’s family announced today that the singer’s body will be buried later this month — 65 days after he died for those of you keeping score at home — on what would have been his 51st birthday. From the New York Times:

In its release, the publicity firm Sunshine, Sachs & Associates said that Michael Jackson would be buried on Aug. 29 at 10 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time, at Holly Terrace in the Great Mausoleum at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, Calif. The release said that the burial ceremony would private and limited to the Jackson family and close friends, but that there would be nearby accommodations for the news media. The Jackson family added that it “once again wishes to express its gratitude to Michael’s fans around the world for their support during these difficult times.”

Crap, 65 days! It hasn’t taken this long to bury a celebrity since Larry King died in the late 90s. I think his corpse was actually seen roaming Beverly Hills last night.


August 18, 2009 - 11:15 am