Michael Jackson will be laid to rest Thursday in a California mausoleum surrounded by legendary entertainers, including Clark Gable, Jean Harlow and W.C. Fields.
After a public memorial last month, Jackson's family has planned a private service at the Forest Lawn Glendale mausoleum where his body will be interred.
On Wednesday, a judge said Jackson's estate will bear the funeral costs, which were characterized by an attorney as "extraordinary." It was disclosed in court that 12 burial spaces were being purchased at the cemetery located about eight miles north of downtown Los Angeles.
Click here to go to the CBN News Special Coverage page on the death of Michael Jackson.
Jackson's burial won't end the legal drama over his drug-induced death at age 50, which authorities have labeled a homicide. No criminal charges have been filed over his June 25 death.
Last week, coroner's officials said they believed Jackson's death was homicide, and his death certificate has been amended to reflect that. It cites "injection by another" as the fatal injury.
Jackson's untimely death shocked the world and caused many to look deeper in the meaning of life and death. It also spurred evangelist Ray Comfort to take the streets and talk with people about those issues.
CBN News spoke with Comfort about his efforts. Click play to watch the interview.