Michael Jackson Will Cuts Out Father; Public Memorial Scheduled at Neverland Ranch Friday

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While lawyers for Michael Jackson's family claim no will exists for the late singer, a seven-year-old draft for a final testament surfaced yesterday.

The 2002 Michael Jackson will, believed to be his most current, reportedly left his estate to his mother, Katherine Jackson, along with his three children - Michael Jr., 12, Paris, 11, and Blanket, 7 - and at least one charity.

Michael Joseph Jackson Picture

Whether Arnold Klein allegedly being the biological father of the elder two and Jackson never formally adopting them becomes an issue is uncertain.

Jackson's father, Joe Jackson, wasn't listed as an heir.

Whether Joe's omission was deliberate is unclear, however, Michael has stated Joe was mentally and physically abusive of him during his upbringing.

The document, which surfaced yesterday, names his attorney John Branca and music executive John McClain as executors of the estate. Branca was on retainer for Jackson from 1980-2006 and was rehired shortly before the singer's death.

Michael Jackson and his parents, Katherine and Joseph, in a 2005 photo.

While Michael Jackson reportedly died with $400-500 million in debt, the value of his vast assets likely outweigh that by $200 million or more.

The 2002 will could be submitted to court as early as Thursday. John Branca has said he will file it within 30 days of the singer's tragic death.

Meanwhile, fans of Michael Jackson - those who choose to live, anyway - will get a chance to take part in laying him to rest when the singer's family organizes a public viewing of his body at Jackson's Neverland ranch near Santa Barbara.

Citing the Santa Barbara's Sherriff Department, E! Online says plans are underway to accommodate large crowds at the estate for a Friday viewing.

"Our guys are meeting as we speak with the California Highway Patrol to discuss the security issues," says Lt. Butch Arnoldi, a department spokesman.

Earlier in the week, Michael Jackson's brothers Jermaine and Tito visited the property and a delivery truck was spotted dropping off boxes, E! reports.

CNN reports a public viewing of the late music icon will held on Friday at Neverland, with a private service for the family to follow on Sunday. 

Michael Jackson's famed Neverland Ranch in Santa Ynez, California.

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OMG...I just found a detailed report of what happened and a real transcript of the 911 call at www.dailypennies.com/mjackson.... Crazy stuff man.

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Michael Jackson's life and untimely death are reminiscent of a brilliant comet passing above us..we looked in awe and lamented when it was gone!
Rest in Peace Michael and thank you for the wonderful entertainment you provided to the world!
All the Best
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Michael Joseph Jackson
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