Jackson's Public Viewing Set for Friday

By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jun 30, 2009 1:25 PM CDT
Gary Mayor Rudy Clay joins mourners outside the boyhood home of pop star Michael Jackson Friday, June 26, 2009, in Gary, Ind.   (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
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(Newser) – Michael Jackson’s body will be taken to his Neverland Ranch on Thursday for a public viewing the next day at the California site, CNN reports. A private memorial service will follow Sunday. Where the singer will be buried remains unknown, though the mayor of Jackson’s hometown of Gary, Ind., is in touch with the family in an effort have him buried there, said a rep.

A Gary memorial service is set for July 10, said Mayor Rudy Clay; for that event, “I believe that his body will lie in state in Gary. Now, it may not happen, but I believe it will,” he told a radio station.
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