Neverland Viewing Cancelled, Public Memorial on Monday

July 1, 2009 By:
Neverland Viewing Cancelled, Public Memorial on Monday

New details in the memorial scheduled for Michael Jackson. A public viewing of the pop star will no longer happen at Neverland Ranch.

The Jackson family has released an official statement, saying, “Contrary to previous news reports, the Jackson family is officially stating that there will be no public or private viewing at Neverland.

"Plans are underway regarding a public memorial for Michael Jackson, and we will announce those plans shortly.”

A source tells Access Hollywood that a public memorial will be held for Jackson in Los Angeles on Monday. Details are currently being worked out, the source said.

Jackson’s body is currently being held at the Forest Lawn Mortuary in LA. E! Online reports that Jackson will also be buried at Forest Lawn, which is where Ed McMahon was just buried a few days ago.

Forest Lawn spokesperson William Martin said they had no comment on the report, saying, “For the respect and privacy of families that we serve, we don’t comment.”

More details to follow...