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Jackson to Be Buried On His Birthday

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Aug 17, 2009 | 4:25am EDT

Michael Jackson will be laid to rest on his birthday, according to the singer's father.

Tabloid reports surfacing this month claimed the Jackson family secretly interred the superstar in a mausoleum owned by his close friend, Motown mogul Berry Gordy.

Jackson family patriarch Joe put an end to the speculation on Wednesday, insisting the family had yet to decide on a place to bury the “Thriller” icon.

But now the 80-year-old has spoken out about the family’s final choice, telling the New York Daily News his son will be laid to rest at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills.

The elder Jackson confirmed that the family recently decided to bury their beloved Michael on Aug. 29 -- the day he would have turned 51 -- nine weeks after he passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest.

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