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Thank you Lisa for your insight on Michael Jackson's final resting place. I truly hope that this is Michael's final resting place because it is so beautiful, peaceful, ornate and really fit for him, the King of Pop, IMO. I also love how he will always be surrounded by sunlight from the three beautiful stained glass windows. Michael became allergic to the sun when he was diagnosed with Vitiligo. He always had to have umbrellas or shade or else he'd get burned. Now he'll be able to bask in the sunlight for all eternity.

Excellent site Lisa, always love reading it and loved your coverage of Michaels funeral.

Keep up the good work :)

Well there's a lot of suspicion on how the Jacksons are cashing in on Michael's death, with having this funeral paid for by his estate, and that the family didn't have better measures to ensure their privacy during the funeral. (Even celebrity weddings get privacy, unless they are outdoors, in which case there is less privacy like with Fergie's from The Black Eyed Peas.)

Hi Lisa-Is this a photo of The Ascension windows with the marble and brass waist-high gate?

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa84/afitzhen/windowsoftheascension.jpg

(Photo posted on www.cemeteryguide.com)

Yes, Ann, that's it! :)

Re cashing in on his estate to pay for the funeral, it's common practice to pay for a person's funeral out of the estate no matter who you are. And Sgt. Tom Lorenz of the Glendale PD told the crew from ZDF who I was with covering the funeral that the family paid $150k up front to the City of Glendale for security, in advance.

If he's where you think, he's next to an exterior wall. Therefore, it's just a question of locating which niche that sticks out and has that specific stained glass so, although you are outside, you now know where to visit him...

CEC- I'm sure FL would find a way to make THAT against the rules, too.

"Vistors are encouraged to not even look at the GM. Or acknowledge its existence at all."

I don't believe for one minute that the Jacksons want privacy. Their definition of "privacy" is "complete control of all photographs so we can sell them to the highest bidder."

I'm not necessarily criticizing them for this, but I don't like the hypocrisy.

It's okay to exploit Michael as long as they get to make all the decisions.

Cade, where did that quote come from re: visitors not acknowledging the GM?

Amy, I made it up. It was a joke.

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By Lisa Burks

  • Exploring History From The Ground Up!

    I enjoy spending time exploring cemeteries, reading and photographing headstones of celebrities and civilians alike, and learning about the lives and deaths of these so-called "permanent residents" of the graveyards and mausoleums. This blog chronicles those experiences.

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    May 2, 2009

    In addition to this blog, some of my older material is archived at Buried Treasures at LisaBurks.com

    One of the cemeteries I'm most interested in these days is Grand View Memorial Park in Glendale, Calif. I wrote about its legal problems for the LA Daily News' community hub, ValleyNews.com from August 2006 to December 2008, when Valley News ceased operations. In response to reader requests to have one central source of information, I created and continue to maintain Grand View Memorial Park (dot) Info.

    "We've gotten a front-row seat to all the twists and turns taking place at the beleaguered cemetery, Grand View Memorial Park, from an intrepid citizen journalist named Lisa Burks." ~ Jason Kandel, ValleyNews.com Editor, 12/28/2006

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