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Sunday, September 6, 2009



Seventy days after the shocking death of the King of Pop, and the flurry of media coverage that followed, Michael Jackson was finally laid to rest on September 3. As is the case in many high-profile celebrity deaths, the controversy that followed Jackson's death — Where will he be buried? Who will take custody of his three children? Who will be responsible for his estate? — left the deceased forgotten in all the confusion.

The private burial ceremony took place at California's Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale. Jackon is now entombed in the Great Mausoleum at Forest Lawn. His three children, who have received much media attention since their father's death, placed a crown on the King's casket before it was placed in the mausoleum. Many celebrity friends of Jackson's were in attendance, and Gladys Knight sang at the ceremony.

Hopefully Jackson's burial will end the relentless press coverage of his life and controversial death, and allow the family to move on in peace.

-Kristen Callihan
currently listening to "Phantom Limb" by The Shins

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