Money row delayed Jackson's burial

Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson Bang ShowBiz

MICHAEL Jackson's wasn't laid to rest in the Great Mausoleum at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles until three months after he died because of a row over money.

Michael Jackson's burial was delayed for three months in a row over money.

The 'Thriller' singer died in June 2009 from acute Propofol intoxication but wasn't laid to rest in the Great Mausoleum at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles until September 3, because his sister Janet Jackson paid a $40,000 deposit to secure the spot but wouldn't let the burial go ahead until she was paid back.

In his new book 'Untouchable: The Strange Life and Tragic Death of Michael Jackson', author Randall Sullivan writes: "Michael's burial had been delayed by wrangling between Janet and the estate, on the one hand and Janet and her family on the other hand.

"As the only living Jackson with money of her own, Janet had put up the $40,000 deposit at Forest Lawn to secure the burial spot for Michael in the marble Sanctuary of the Ascension. She had refused to let the funeral take place until the money was repaid."

Janet had reportedly grown "frugal" after her 2000 divorce in which her former husband Rene Elizondo "reportedly walked away with $15 million, a five-bedroom beach house in Malibu, and a piece of her song royalties".

Topics:  celebrity, entertainment, funeral, michael jackson




Local Real Estate

finda logo
Featured Real Estate
Superb Quality & Pure... $399,000
House 4 3 3
Rathgar House - Mayoral... Offers Over...
House 10 5
Quality Family-Sized... $329,000
House 4 2 3
The Lifestyle Change... Offers Over...
Rural 3 2 8

Featured Jobs

finda logo

Clarence Valley jobs listed daily

Featured Jobs
We are seeking an... Coffs Harbour Full Time
FULL TIME WEB... Fortitude Valley Full Time 75,000 - 90,000
GENERAL MANAGER ... Gladstone Full Time $120 - $150
Admin Officer ... Grafton Part Time


Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

Free Seed Packets

with token from today's paper
Learn More

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Property Listings

Post an ad from $30
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

View today's ePaper!

Read the digital edition
Learn More

Horoscopes

Virgo

Move beyond your typical tastes and explore what's possible in cuisine. Cooking will be high on your agenda right now. Someone may make an...

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save