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Spend Eternity With Michael Jackson: Forest Lawn Offers Fans First Chance To Be Buried Near King Of Pop's Crypt

  • by: Alan Duke
  • (Sat, 25 Jun 2016 21:15:15 Z)

Fans gathered to observe the 7th anniversary of Michael Jackson's death are being offered the deal of a lifetime... an offer to die for... literally -- a $250 discount and the first chance to buy a final resting place near the entrance to the King of Pop's crypt.

A Forest Lawn cemetery salesman was posted at a table next to Holly Terrace mausoleum, where Jackson was interred in August 2009, to pitch the newly-constructed spaces for ashes to hundreds of diehard fans making their annual pilgrimage to Jackson's tomb.

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Superfans Goward Horton and Sean Vezina pose in front of the Forest Lawn sales table.

William Cea, a "planning advisor" at the Glendale graveyard, told Lead Stories the spaces -- which can hold the cremains of four people -- start at $13,500, with an additional $2,000 one-time maintenance fee. The most expensive is the center space, which can hold six urns, at $80,000. But if they buy today, they get a $250 discount, Cea said

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Make a decision soon since the new spaces are going fast, he advised. Forest Lawn's business department chose the anniversary of Jackson's death to start marketing the spaces.

Not only would you be a neighbor to Jackson, but Elizabeth Taylor is just one building down. Mickey Mouse fans might also like to be near Walt Disney, who is just up the hill.

See also: Seven Years Later: Michael Jackson Fans Gather To Remember King Of Pop

Visit our Facebook page to see LIVE VIDEO from Forest Lawn cemetery at Michael Jackson's final resting place.

About the author:

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after a 26-year career with CNN. He mainly covers entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosts a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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