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Michael Jackson's funeral still a mystery

Posted By: By: Raymond Ronamai
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It's over two weeks since King of Pop Michael Jackson died but his mortal remains are still not put to rest. It was speculated that the funeral ceremony of the 50-year-old singer, who died of suspected cardiac arrest on June 25, would take place after the memorial service on Tuesday but that never happened.

The mystery around Michael Jackson's funeral deepened, as he was not buried at the proposed Forest Lawn Cemetery in Hollywood Hills, even after the public memorial service at the Staples Center, Los Angeles. And it is not known where Michael Jackson's coffin is being kept.

It is said that Michael Jackson would not be buried until the doctors return his brain, which they are still testing to find out the exact cause of his death, even as the initial reports hinted overdose of prescription drugs. The Jackson family is adamant that the singer be buried with his brain. Ed Winter, of the coroner's office, said that they would return the brain of Michael Jackson as soon as they complete the test.

Michael Jackson's dad Joe had earlier said that they would bury the star only after finding out the cause of his death. He added that they had not set a time frame for the funeral. Meanwhile, it is said that the Jackson family is still trying to lay Michael's mortal remains to rest at his former home Neverland, though they need permission to site his grave on private ground. Moreover, it may take sometime to complete the test on his brain.

So, when will the mortal remains of Michael Jackson be put to rest? Nobody knows, and it's still a mystery.

The memorial service held on July 7 however was spectacular with many big personalities like singer and actor Queen Latifah, Motown record label founder Berry Gordy, Rev. Al Sharpton, actor Brooke Shields, Bernice King, Martin Luther King III, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, singer Smokey Robinson, Director of Michael's tours Kenny Ortega and basketball stars Kobe Bryant and Magic Johnson paying tribute to the King of Pop.

The memorial service also witnessed singers like Mariah Carey, Lionel Ritchie, Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, John Mayer, Usher and Shaheen Jafargholi paying tribute to Michael Jackson. Paris Katherine Jackson, 11-year-old-daughter of Michael Jackson surprised everyone with her emotional speech.

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