GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) - Michael Jackson's family is preparing to inter the singer in a Southern California mausoleum filled with legendary entertainers.
Tonight's private service at Forest Lawn Glendale comes one month after a lavish public memorial was held for Jackson, who died June 25. He will rest at the cemetery with Hollywood stars including Clark Gable, Jean Harlow and W.C. Fields.
Yesterday, a judge said Jackson's estate is to bear the costs, which were characterized by an attorney as "extraordinary." The family is purchasing 12 burial spaces at Forest Lawn Glendale, north of Los Angeles. No details were offered on how they would be used.
Authorities have labeled Jackson's sedative-induced death a homicide, but no charges have been filed.