Report: Michael Jackson to Be Buried on His Birthday
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Michael Jackson will be buried on Aug. 29 — what would have been his 51st birthday, his father said.
The King of Pop, who died June 25, will be laid to rest at 10 a.m. at Los Angeles' Forest Lawn cemetery, Joe Jackson told New York's Daily News. The arrangements were made in the last few days, he said.
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Jackson's body had been temporarily listed at Forest Lawn for the past month. A Forest Lawn spokesman could not confirm the burial to TVGuide.com out of respect for the family.
Joe Jackson also said he was supportive of the police investigation into his son's death, but that police are making Dr. Conrad Murray, the singer's personal doctor, "the fall guy for a whole lot of people." Authorities have searched Murray's house and offices.
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Furthermore, the family patriarch said he tried to see his son in the months before he died, but security guards prevented him from doing so. As for his family, Joe said his wife Katherine, from whom he lives separately, has been hit hardest by the death and frequently cries.