Jacksons file burial papers
- Bang Showbiz
- 7 August 2009
Michael Jackson will reportedly be laid to rest at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park cemetery in Los Angeles, after his family filed the necessary paperwork over six weeks after his death
Michael Jackson's family have reportedly filed papers to have the star buried at a Hollywood cemetery.
Officials at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park cemetery in Los Angeles are now clear to "proceed with burial", over six weeks after the singer died of a suspected cardiac arrest.
The decision is likely to anger Michael's brother Jermaine, who has publicly argued for his sibling to be interred in the grounds of his former home Neverland, in Santa Barbara, California.
Michael's mother Katherine disagreed, insisting her son never wanted to go back to the property, which he abandoned after his trial for child molestation in 2005.
Forest Lawn is the final resting place of several celebrities, including Bette Davis, Lucille Ball, Liberace and David Carradine.
Michael's grandmother was also buried there in 1990.
The Jackson family reportedly decided to submit burial paperwork after Los Angeles Deputy Medical Examiner Dr. Paul Gliniecki said Michael's body was too "sliced and diced" for a third autopsy to be carried out.
Katherine is believed to have ordered further tests because she suspects Michael's death was caused by foul play.
Gliniecki said: "During an autopsy, everything is sliced and diced - it all mixes. Even a second autopsy is compromised."
The coroner has yet to rule on what killed the star.
Meanwhile, Michael's estate is reportedly "seriously considering" dismantling his Neverland ranch and moving it to Las Vegas, where it would become a "Graceland-style" tourist attraction.
An insider said: "The idea is to take physically everything that's not part of the dirt and reassemble it in Las Vegas."