Jackson Family Holds Cemetery Vigil

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jul 7, 2009 4:14 AM CDT
Michael Jackson's sister La Toya leaves the Forest Lawn Memorial Parks and Mortuaries after attending a family vigil for her brother.   (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
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(Newser) – Michael Jackson's family held a quiet vigil beside his casket last night before the singer is interred today, reports the Times of London. Jackson's sister La Toya, brother Randy and daughter Paris were spotted at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park soon after Jackson's casket was transported there for a private service this morning. Jackson will be buried near the tombs of Sammy Davis Jr., Humphrey Bogart and Clark Gable.

Los Angeles police were setting up massive security around the cemetery, the Jackson family Encino compound, and the city's Staples Center, where a public memorial service will be held following the funeral. As many as 1 million fans from all over the world are expected to pour into the region to pay their respects to the fallen pop king.