When Michael Jackson is laid to rest at Forest Lawn Cemetery in the Hollywood Hills Tuesday morning, he will be among a whole host of stars.
The Forest Lawn Memorial Park is the ‘resting place to the stars’. It overlooks Disney Studios, Universal Studios and Warner Brothers and has the remains of stars like Bette Davis, Liberace, Andy Gibb, Buster Keaton, Stan Laurel and Ricky Nelson.
More recent entries include: David Carradine, John Ritter, Steve Allen and Rod Steiger.
But on Tuesday at 8 AM PDT, they all will be eclipsed when The King Of Pop will be laid to rest.
Preparations are already underway with security extra tight for what will be one of the most eagerly awaited funerals of all time.
The actual resting place for Jackson is being kept ultra-secret to prevent any unwanted intruders from getting anywhere near the superstar.
One source at the cemetery revealed to RadarOnline.com: “There are only a select few people who know the exact spot where he will be buried and any employee got giving any information will face criminal prosecution. Obviously, all of the staff are aware of the situation but we want to respect the privacy of the family too.”
The employee would not comment on rumors that Jackson’s remains would be surrounded with cement to prevent any grave robbers from getting anywhere near the famous icon.
Located near to Griffith Park, the emphasis at Forest Lawn is more like an old fashioned patriotism with towering statues of American Presidents and replicas of Revolutionary era churches.
The park itself is a huge area of acres of lushly landscaped grounds set in rolling hills with manicured lawns nestling gleaming white statues.
It’s rumored that Jackson could be placed in The Court Of Remembrance – a collection of outdoor mausoleum walls on the east side of the park – this area contains above ground vaults numbered by plaques which contain some celebrities.
Buy there are also around half-a dozen other outdoor sites that have been prepared inside the cemetery that could also be resting places for the superstar.
Media trucks have been gathering outside the main gates and despite pleas from the family for privacy thousands of fans are expected to flock to Forest Lawn now that news has broken that this is where the funeral will take place.
“There are a lot of stars buried here at Forest Lawn – but none as big as Michael Jackson – but this is a beautiful resting place for him,” added the insider.