The private ceremony was limited to friends and family.
Jackson choreographer Kenny Ortega presented Jafargholi, honored Jackson, and introduced the final performance of the memorial, which Jackson had been slated to perform during the This Is It dates. Become a contributor - post when you want with no ads. She was 78. -- A 30-second snippet of Jackson rehearsing for a series of comeback concerts in London two days before his death was released Thursday. He left all his assets to the Michael Jackson Family Trust. ", The heartbroken daughter added: "I stayed in there with it almost the whole time.". The man in question is also wearing a set of dark sunglasses, and possesses a strong jaw. Pastor Lucious Smith closed the service with a prayer and quote saying "I'm alive and I'm here forever" from the Paul McCartney/Michael Jackson duet song The Man. newspaper archive. The reckless drug addict OD. Nielson Ratings estimated a 31.1 million viewers watched the funeral live. and we'll set a dreaded cookie to make it go away. You can thank the EU parliament for These services are marked by influential and celebrity guests, musical tributes, speeches, and fans outside the funeral with signs and messages of condolence. No, you don't, cunt. Fans who wish to attend Michael Jackson's star-studded memorial service at Staples Center will have to shell out $25 to sit in the stands, has learned exclusively. Friday, 23rd October 2020 See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, A lot of mystery has surrounded this, however, prompting fans to become convinced the King did not actually die when it was officially pronounced. How appropo. He came in and kissed me good night after that. Copyright © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc.All rights reserved. Music and video montages traced his life from the beginning of his career to the end. Eric Ditzian 09/04/2009 There doesn't need to be a massive event in a stadium. One of the biggest rumours at the moment focusses in on a funeral. That leads me to believe that AEG may be looking for that info at the door. None have ever been bigger than Michael Jackson. order back issues and use the historic Daily Express Some stars are so beloved that they have mega funerals, with thousands attending the service, and millions watching the memorial tributes from home. Why stop at an entrance fee and t-shirts. But not the King of Rock N Roll's funeral - the King of Pop's funeral. Al Sharpton, Brooke Shields, Pastor Lucious Smith (family friend), Lil’ Kim, and Usher. I registered for two of the free tix. Worked with the Jacksons back in 84.

Show how much you cared about this man and pay for a nice tribute. Elvis 'alive': Lisa Marie interview confirms Elvis funeral was a fake? Miko Brando arrives to Michael Jackson's funeral at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, Calif., on Thursday Sept. 3, 2009. Don't most families pay for their loved one's funeral? Years later Lisa Marie opened up by explaining how the King's body was actually in his Memphis home for days before it was moved elsewhere. Hates women? Jackson's children placed a spangled crown on his casket, which rested atop a plume of white and purple flowers. [25][26] The closed casket at the Staples Center was decorated with red roses and Bells of Ireland flower arrangement. He found me and (told me) ‘Go to bed'. [8] An estimated 750,000[9] Only the fans. The man in question is also wearing a set of dark sunglasses, and possesses a strong jaw. The ceremony itself was held at Westminster Abbey, and lasted just over an hour. The King of Rock N Roll was found in his home in Graceland after he suffered a cardiac arrest. They should have ONLY boy bands providing the entertainment and any 9 year old boys NOT accompanied by their parents are admitted free.. Will Joe Jackson be at the door taking tickets? However those in attendance have sparked some rumours within the Elvis community. Sharpton later Twittered about the event. Jackson is getting the dignity he deserved. The King of Pop died a drug-induced death on June 25 at age 50 as he was about to embark on a comeback attempt. I'm sure they're not going to charge all the celebrities $25 to attend. At the time she said: "It was August 16th, at 4am. Don't you just LOVE clicking on these things on Jackson's memorial was star-studded, with the guestlist including Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Queen Latifah, Mariah Carey, Smokey Robinson, Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson and Usher, among others. That'll explain it. [37] CNN's webcast drew at least 9.7 million streams; their feed on Ustream, 4.6 million streams; and MSNBC's feed via drew three million.
Elton John famously re-wrote his song "Candle in the Wind" for Diana, and performed this new version during the service. The concerts' chorus singers, Darrell Phinnessee, Ken Stacey, Dorian Holley, Judith Hill and guitarist Orianthi performed "We Are the World" and were joined on the stage by several of the guest speakers and performers as well as the Jackson family for the final chorus. In this handout photo provided by Harrison Funk/The Jackson Family, Rev. Stevie Wonder spoke, played a small portion of "I Can't Help It", a song from Off the Wall that Wonder co-wrote, then performed a version of his songs "Never Dreamed You'd Leave in Summer" and "They Won't Go When I Go". Michael Jackson tragically died in 2009 after a cardiac arrest, leaving his fans and family entirely distraught.. Staples Center To Host Ceremony Tuesday ANTHONY McCARTNEY, AP Entertainment Writer, POSTED: 12:20 am EDT July 3, 2009 UPDATED: 12:32 pm EDT July 3, 2009. Jackson was presented in a gold-plated solid bronze Promethean casket furnished by the Batesville Casket Company, which cost roughly $25,000. In this image made from video, LaToya Jackson awaits the start of Michael Jackson's funeral at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, Calif., on Thursday Sept. 3, 2009.

Check Wears smart hats? We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Wow $25 a head. More than two months after his death, Michael Jackson was entombed at a private ceremony Thursday night before more than 200 family and friends.