Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Michael Jackson Finally Laid to Rest

Michael Jackson Finally Laid to Rest
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It's been over two months since the King of Pop suddenly passed away, but Michael Jackson was finally laid to rest Thursday night at�Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, Ca.

People.com reports that high-profile friends of the superstar, like Lisa Marie Presley, Elizabeth Taylor, Macaulay Culkin,�joined the Jackson family to say goodbye to their loved one for the last time.

Just like at the very public memorial service�in July (but on a much smaller scale), Michael's�brothers, wearing one sequined white glove,�carried the casket, placing it on a stage in front of�about 200 guests.�Once it was�in place, Michael's three children, Prince Michael, Paris, and�Blanket�adorned the casket with a crown --�acknowledging their dad's role as the King of Pop. Marlon Jackson reportedly said that the kids wrote letters to their dad, which were put inside his casket.

Prayers and music followed, with eulogies by Rev. Al Sharpton, Michael's dad, Joe�Jackson, and words from other family�and friends.

After the ceremony, the�Jackson brothers�carried the casket to the Grand Mausoleum.

Michael's family issued statement to "once again thank all of Michael Jackson's fans around the world for their generous outpouring of support during this terribly difficult time. Their expressions of love for Michael and his music have sustained the Jackson Family."

It's been a long road for Michael and his family, but, hopefully, the King will finally get the peace it seemed he was always searching for.

Remember Michael's amazing life and career.

See photos from Michael Jackson's�public memorial service.

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