Michael Jackson Burial Pushed Back to September 3

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Michael Jackson will be formally laid to rest on September 3, instead of August 29 (which would have been on the pop icon's 51st birthday) as originally planned.

According to a statement by the Jacksons, the burial will be at Holly Terrace in The Great Mausoleum at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, Calif.

Michael, Prince and Paris Jackson

Only family and close friends will be permitted to enter Forest Lawn. The facility is not public, and is guarded by security to prevent unlawful entry by the public.

Joe Jackson, Michael's father, said the burial would delayed, but the day they wanted it changed to - August 31 - was problematic because of schools re-opening.

The family settled on September 3 instead. No reason for the date being moved from Michael's birthday was given. The superstar's public memorial was July 7.

The investigation into his June 25 death is ongoing. Reports say Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael's personal physician, is likely to face manslaughter charges soon.

An Andy Warhol painting of Michael Jackson (1958-2009).

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Gary, Indiana
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Michael Joseph Jackson