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Michael Jackson burial delayed

August 22, 2009|Chris Lee

Michael Jackson won't be buried on his birthday.

In the third announcement regarding the pop icon's interment this week, the publicity firm Sunshine, Sachs & Associates said Friday that Jackson will not be buried at Glendale's Forest Lawn Memorial Park on Aug. 29 -- on what would have been his 51st birthday -- as had been previously announced.

Instead, the superstar will be laid to rest in a private ceremony for family and friends on Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. The site of his interment, Forest Lawn's Holly Terrace in the Great Mausoleum, will remain the same. No reason was provided for the date change.

-- Chris Lee

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