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Jackson to Be Buried On His Birthday - Confirmed

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Aug 18, 2009 | 8:39am EDT

Michael Jackson's family has confirmed that the King of Pop will be laid to rest on what would have been his 51st birthday.

After weeks of speculation, the pop superstar -- who died on June 25 -- will be buried in a mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale.

A spokesman for the family tells WENN, "Michael Jackson will be laid to rest at Holly Terrace in The Great Mausoleum at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale on Saturday, August 29, 2009, at 10 a.m., on what would have been his 51st birthday.

"The private ceremony will be limited to family and close friends.

"The Jackson family once again wishes to express its gratitude to Michael's fans around the world for their support during these difficult times."

Jackson's body has reportedly spent the past six weeks at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills, where the family staged a private memorial on the morning of a much more public service at the Staples Center in Los Angeles last month.

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