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Michael Jackson To Rest In Peace Thursday, 70 Days After Death

Sep. 3 2009, Published 9:52 a.m. ET

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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.

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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.

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