Jackson private funeral cost more than R7 million

2009-11-11 09:27

Michael Jackson’s private family funeral was fit for a king and had

a price tag to match: roughly $1 million (R7.4million).

Court documents released Tuesday showed that his mother, his

brother, Randy, and sister, Janet, were involved in the planning and mindful of

the huge amount of media attention that would be lavished on the September 3

funeral.

Lawyers for Jackson’s mother applied to the estate’s administrators

and were granted $1 million to pay for costs that included burial, flowers,

cars, security and a post-funeral dinner.

The private ceremony for the King of Pop was held at Forest Lawn

Memorial Park in Glendale, California, weeks after a public tribute to the

singer at the Staples Center.


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