Michael Jackson Funeral

Michael Jackson Funeral
ESSENCE.COM Sep, 03, 2009

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Family, friends and loved ones gathered Thursday, September 3, to say their final goodbye to Michael Jackson. The Jackson Family, from left, Janet, Randy, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon pay last respects to their brother at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.

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Katherine Jackson, with Joe by her side, holds back tears at her son’s funeral service.

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Chris Tucker was on hand for Michael Jackson’s homegoing.

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La Toya Jackson was extremely close to her brother. She’s since spoken out about his death, calling it murder.

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Quincy Jones attends the funeral of his one-time muse. Jones was the driving force behind MJ’s classic albums “Off the Wall” and “Thriller.”

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Legendary music producer Berry Gordy and pioneer entertainment businesswoman Suzanne De Passe pay their last respects to Michael Jackson. Both were instrumental in the success of The Jackson 5.

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Though she didn’t attend the public memorial service in July at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Elizabeth Taylor, Michael’s longtime friend, was one of the stars in attendance at the funeral.

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The Jackson brothers await Michael Jackson’s coffin outside the Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.

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Jackson was interred in the Great Mausoleum, where he will be joining Hollywood legends such as Clark Gable, Jean Harlow and W.C. Fields.

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Joe Jackson arrives with Michael’s children Paris and Prince Michael.

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Latoya Jackson, an outspoken supporter of her brother, arrives at the funeral for her brother at Forest Lawn Glendale Cemetery in Glendale, California.

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The Rev. Al Sharpton arrives at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.

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Chris Tucker arrives to Michael Jackson’s funeral.

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Katherine Jackson’s attorney Londell McMillan makes his way inside Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.

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Joe Jackson leaves the family residence in the Encino section of Los Angeles for his son’s funeral.

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Actor Corey Feldman, right, and wife Susie arrive to Michael Jackson’s funeral at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, Calif., on Thursday Sept. 3, 2009. Jackson is scheduled to be interred in the Great Mausoleum, where he will be joining Hollywood legends such as Clark Gable, Jean Harlow and W.C. Fields.

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Miko Brando arrives to Michael Jackson’s funeral at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, Calif., on Thursday Sept. 3, 2009. Jackson is scheduled to be interred in the Great Mausoleum, where he will be joining Hollywood legends such as Clark Gable, Jean Harlow and W.C. Fields.

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Elizabeth Taylor arrives to Michael Jackson’s funeral at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, Calif., on Thursday Sept. 3, 2009. Jackson is scheduled to be interred in the Great Mausoleum, where he will be joining Hollywood legends such as Clark Gable, Jean Harlow and W.C. Fields.

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