Micheal Jackson will be buried tonight at the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, CA.
via LA Times:
Friends and family will converge on Forest Lawn Memorial-Park in Glendale this evening for the burial of Michael Jackson.
Authorities will be out in force for the funeral, though they don’t expect huge crowds of spectators. The funeral begins at 7 p.m.
Jackson will be interred in the expansive cemetery’s Great Mausoleum. The pop singer’s remains will be placed in a crypt in the Holly Terrace section of the mausoleum, a massive building that is the final resting place for stars from film’s golden age, such as Jean Harlow, Carole Lombard and Clark Gable.
The burial caps months of rumors about where he would be laid to rest. One report had his body stored in a crypt owned by Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr., and there was widespread speculation that an elaborate grave — and ultimately, a Graceland-style museum — would be constructed at the entertainer’s Neverland Ranch in Santa Barbara County.
But Jackson’s family, led by his 79-year-old mother, Katherine, selected Forest Lawn, a 20-minute trip across the San Fernando Valley from their Encino home.
On Wednesday, it was decided that Jackson’s estate will pay the undisclosed expenses for the singer’s funeral today — a sum one attorney called “extraordinary.”
RIP, finally, Michael.