Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009 at the age of 50. And 12 days later a public memorial service was held at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles before a private funeral was held. The latter took place 11 years ago today on September 3 and was attended by around 200 of the King of Pop’s closest friends and family. The service took place at Glendale’s Forest Lawn Memorial Park and stars such as Dame Elizabeth Taylor, Quincy Jones and Macaulay Culkin were in attendance – alongside Jackson’s ex-wife Lisa Marie Presley.
Elvis Presley’s daughter was famously married to Jackson from 1994 to 1996.
At the funeral, the singer’s family arrived in a motorcade of 31 vehicles.
While the King of Pop’s brothers Randy, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon were pallbearers.
MJ’s siblings carried the gold-plated casket into the service and after it finished, Lisa Marie ended up sticking around after most people had left.
The Great Mausoleum is not open to the public or the media and his unmarked crypt is only partially visible from the tinted entrance.
Jackson’s final resting place is covered in flowers left by his fans, which security guards put out.
Earlier this year, the King of Pop’s iconic glove sold at auction for an incredible amount of money.
According to The Sun, an anonymous buyer purchased the glove for an incredible £85,000 in Texas.
Accompanying the glove was a letter saying it was donated to Unicef in 1998, while the envelope was from Jackson’s MJJ production company.
In 1983, the singer performed Billie Jean on a TV special called Motown 25 and it was here where he wore a single glove covered with rhinestones, while debuting his famous moonwalk dance.
The star went on to wear the glove many times across difference performances.
And even said he felt that wearing one by itself was “cool” while two was “so ordinary”.
Published at Thu, 03 Sep 2020 17:48:00 +0000