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Cemetery will let Michael Jackson fans visit on anniversary of his death [poll]

June 8, 2010 |  3:15 pm


Want to pay your respects to Michael Jackson come June 25, the first anniversary of his death? The gates of Forest Lawn in Glendale may in fact be open to fans, according to our sister blog L.A. Now, with plans expected to be finalized this week.

That'd mean fans should be able to access the grounds, mind you -- not go up to the Great Mausoleum, where the King of Pop's body is at rest. "Basically, they will be viewing it from a distance," said Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz. (Details are still being discussed -- check L.A. Now for more.)

Lorenz also said the Jackson family is working with Forest Lawn on "some kind of commemoration."

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Michael Jackson fan April Smith, left, takes a photo of flowers and mementos outside the mausoleum housing the crypt of Michael Jackson at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale on May 14, 2010. Credit: Reed Saxon / Associated Press.

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