A private service for the Michael Jackson — 70 days after his death — is slated to be held Thursday at at Forest Lawn Glendale, in which Jackson’s body will be placed in a mausoleum that also holds icons such as Clark Gable, Jean Harlow and W.C. Fields.
Gladys Knight, a longtime friend to Jackson, is slated to sing at Thursday’s service, which comes a month after the star-crossed public memorial held for the King of Pop at Staples Center, that included memorable appearances from Mariah Carey, Stevie Wonder, John Mayer and the Rev. Al Sharpton.
The Thriller singer’s estate will absorb the costs of the service, a judge ruled Wednesday.
Jackson died after suffering a sudden cardiac arrest June 25 in Los Angeles; officials have ruled Jackson’s sedative-induced death a homicide, but no charges have been filed.