Michael Jackson's Funeral To Be Paid By His Estate

Sep. 2 2009, Published 4:47 a.m. ET

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Michael Jackson will finally be laid to rest on Thursday and the drama over who would foot the bill for the anticipated event is over. A judge ruled on Tuesday that the special administrators for his estate can use his money to pay for the funeral.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff said he would leave it to the administrators John Branca and John McClain to decide wither they would honor Katherine Jackson's request that estate funds be used since he did not have enough information one what was in the best interests of the estate.

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"The expenses will be extraordinary, but Michael was extraordinary," Jeryll Cohen, Branca and McClain's attorney, said. She also mentioned that the estate is solvent and declined to go into specifics costs for the funeral. An attorney for Jackson's three children did not object to estate funds being used.



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