Jackson funeral planning still under consideration

By Sandy Cohen, AP
Monday, June 29, 2009

Jackson funeral plan still being considered

LOS ANGELES — Michael Jackson’s father, Joe, says planning for the pop star’s funeral is awaiting results of a second autopsy.

Joe Jackson told reporters outside the family’s Los Angeles compound at midday Monday that the second autopsy is under way, but he expects results soon. The county coroner conducted an autopsy on Friday but has deferred a decision on the cause of death.

Joe Jackson denies reports that his son will be buried at his Neverland ranch. He says, “That’s not true.”

He also says that Michael Jackson’s children are happy and are in the company of other children about their own age.

The Rev. Al Sharpton, who spent the morning with the Jacksons, says consideration of how to celebrate the legacy of the pop star must be done carefully.

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