July 2, 2009
Posted: 12:40 AM ET
**NOTE** The Michael Jackson memorial at Neverland Ranch idea has been officially ruled out. That doesn't mean we're out of luck in seeing a behind-the-scenes glimps of how the King of Pop lived. Tonight at 9pm ET, Larry King Live will broadcast live from the grounds of Neverland Ranch. We will gather all of the inside scoop and deliver it on CNN and here on the LKL Blog.By Dawnn Behrens
Fans around the world are waiting for the final details of Michael Jackson's funeral. Speculations had been made by many that a public memorial would be held at Jackson’s former home “ Neverland Ranch”. But today a Jackson family spokesman says a public memorial for Michael Jackson is in the works, but it won't be held at the Pop Icon’s Neverland Ranch. The Jackson family has remained inside the family compound since last week, and father Joe Jackson said there will be no final arrangements made until the results of the second autopsy are completed.
A PR firm Sunshine,Sachs, and Associates has recently been hired by the Jackson's to handle the media requests regarding the funeral arrangements. Publicist Ken Sunshine released a statement today saying that he's representing the Jackson estate and that “no burial would take place at Neverland”.
Neverland is presently owned by a equity firm “Colony Capital”. This week the forms representative consulted with Santa Barbara County officials about burying Jackson at the ranch. It has been reported they were told that burying Michael at Never land would require overcoming a huge sea of governmental red tape.
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