The King of Pop will at long last be finally laid to, hopefuly, a long and peaceful rest.
Michael Jackson will be buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles at 10 a.m. on Aug. 29 on what would have been the King of Pop’s 51st birthday, his father Joe Jackson said.
Joe Jackson, who has a home in Las Vegas, indicated that the burial plans had been made final just in the past few days. He discussed the burial over ribs and jalapeño corn bread at the poolside Simon at Palms Place at the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
With him during the discussion was Crystal Marven, a singer he has signed to his new record label, and her mother.
The elder Jackson says he will return to Las Vegas after his son is buried that Saturday to receive a celebrity star in the singer’s honor at the Brenden Theatres, a cinema at the Palms that Michael Jackson and his children frequented. The Brenden will also screen the 1988 film “Moonwalker” that day.
Jackson said he is supportive of the Los Angeles Police Department current probe into his son’s June 25 death so far – but also said that cops may be making Dr. Conrad Murray “the fall guy for a whole lot of people.”
He did not elaborate. Murray was Michael Jackson’s personal doctor and with him the day he died. Murray’s lawyer has confirmed the Vegas-based doctor is being investigated for administering the anesthetic Propofol and possibly other drugs. He denies wrongdoing.
A Las Vegas pharmacy was searched Aug. 11 for evidence Murray sought Propofol there.
Meanwhile, Joe Jackson, who previously indicated he would like a shrine for is son in Las Vegas, dismissed talk that the Neverland mansion would be disassembled and moved to Las Vegas, as his daughter, La Toya Jackson, told reporters last week.