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Family will hold private service for Michael Jackson at Forest Lawn

July 6, 2009 |  1:21 pm

A private family service for Michael Jackson will occur Tuesday at 8 a.m. at Forest Lawn cemetery in the Hollywood Hills, sources have told The Times.

The service will take place about two hours before a grand public memorial featuring Kobe Bryant, Jennifer Hudson, Stevie Wonder and others takes place at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles.

Sources said some family members will start at the Jackson family compound in Encino and go to the cemetery before going to Staples. It's unclear whether there will be a procession from the cemetery to Staples, though sources said law enforcement is against such an idea.

There are still no details available about Jackson's funeral.

-- Andrew Blankstein

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