A spokesperson for the Jackson family has confirmed that Michael Jackson will be buried in a private ceremony on August 29, what would have been the singer's 51st birthday.
According to TMZ, Jackson will be buried in the Great Mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, home to such fellow stars as Clark Gable, Jean Harlow and Nat King Cole. The private ceremony will reportedly take place at 10 a.m. and be limited to family and close friends.
The Jackson family had reportedly been split over where the singer should be buried, with brother Jermaine favoring a Graceland-style memorial open to the public at Jackson's former Neverland Ranch.
Jackson took leave of Neverland in 2005, after being acquitted of child-molestation charges that followed a 2003 raid on the estate. Some family members were said to be against the idea of a public memorial at the home that Jackson said he no longer wished to visit.
The burial of the singer, who died on June 25, comes as police continue to investigate his death. The Los Angeles Coroner's Office has completed its investigation into the case and has put a security hold on the results pending the findings in the police probe, which has included investigations into several doctors who dealt with Jackson, but which has focused on his personal physician at the time of his death, cardiologist Dr. Conrad Murray. No charges have been filed in the case.