A contestant on the upcoming series of The Bachelorette has died in a tragic paragliding accident!

Katy Perry destroyed a 5-year-old kid's birthday party to film scenes for her new music video!

Michael Jackson burial delayed by money

2012-10-05 18:15
 
Michael Jackson
Los Angeles - Michael Jackson's burial was delayed for three months in a row over money.

The Thriller singer died in June 2009 from acute Propofol intoxication but wasn't laid to rest in the Great Mausoleum at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles until 3 September because his sister Janet Jackson paid a $40 000 deposit to secure the spot but wouldn't let the burial go ahead until she was paid back.

In his new book Untouchable: The Strange Life and Tragic Death of Michael Jackson, author Randall Sullivan writes: "Michael's burial had been delayed by wrangling between Janet and the estate, on the one hand and Janet and her family on the other hand.

"As the only living Jackson with money of her own, Janet had put up the $40 000 deposit at Forest Lawn to secure the burial spot for Michael in the marble Sanctuary of the Ascension. She had refused to let the funeral take place until the money was repaid."

Janet had reportedly grown "frugal" after her 2000 divorce in which her former husband Rene Elizondo "reportedly walked away with $15m, a five-bedroom beach house in Malibu, and a piece of her song royalties."

- BangShowBiz

NEXT ON CHANNEL24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
4 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Recent Gossip

Tori Spelling has insisted she had a "very, very good" sex life with Dean McDermott before he cheated on her. Read More »

Gwyneth Paltrow has hit back at reports her lifestyle brand Goop.com is struggling financially and plans to make a lot of "exciting" changes to the website in the next few months. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.