Michael Jackson’s grave and possible final resting place
Berry Gordy the legendary owner and founder of Tamla Motown records offered a resting place to the Jackson family in his very private $2million, 18 body capacity mausoleum.
A life size statue of Jesus Christ guides the way and the poem “If” by Rudyard Kipling is carved 3 meters high in a marble slab overlooking the site.
There are no markings to give away it’s location, even the marble inlaid “G” identifying the precise part of the cemetery has been covered by an almost 2 meter diameter piece of stone.
The structure looks over a small private garden area inaccessible to all, there are marble benches in the hallway of the crypt and a large mosaic covers one wall.
CCTV cameras surround the property and 24 hr. security staff are on duty.
Although Gordy has agreed that the burial place is available to MJ forever it may still not be the final resting place.
His mother Katherine would like to have the body at her Encino, CA home. The Jackson family moved there from Indiana many years ago and the Jackson kids grew up in the 8 bedroom mansion. She is however not allowed by law to use the property to bury a human body.
There are also attempts to overcome local objections and turn Neverland into a kind of Graceland (Elvis) meets Disneyland which could also contain a shrine to the “King of Pop”.
Michael Jackson, in life much troubled is finally at peace although controversy will surround him for many decades , perhaps centuries to come.
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