Michael Jackson performs during his "Dangerous" tour
in Bangkok (AP)
Speculations on over Jackson’s funeral, family trust:
Even as a
will signed by Michael Jackson putting his multimillion-dollar
estate in a trust for his children and mother is filed in court
on Wednesday, details of his highly-anticipated funeral
Michael Jackson will be buried in a solid bronze, gold-plated coffin
worth $25,0000, it has been reported.
The casket, called a Promethean, will feature a blue velvet interior
and a hand-polished, mirror finish, according to TMZ.com.
is the same type of coffin which soul singer James Brown was buried
Jackson saw the casket first hand when he paid tribute to the singer
as he lay in state in New York City’s Apollo Theatre.
Brown’s body was transported to the theatre on a white carriage
similar to that seen in the last few days at Jackson’s Neverland
Yesterday it emerged that Jackson’s funeral will be held on Tuesday
at the Staples Centre, the home of basketball team LA Lakers in Los
The stadium holds 20,000 people and, if the Jackson family takes up
the offer, large television screens will be placed outside for
thousands of other fans to watch.
Sources close to the family say they are fully committed to holding
a public memorial for his fans and are being guided by “what Michael
would have wanted”.
The Jackson family met the Los Angeles Police Department and the
California Highway Patrol to discuss possible funeral arrangements
in the city, a police spokesperson said.
Another venue has had to be found after an initial plan to hold an
event at Jackson’s Neverland ranch was blocked by red tape.
The current whereabouts of Jackson’s body is being kept a closely