Posted: Wednesday – July 1, 2009
Michael Jackson’s body is set to be returned to Neverland for a public viewing, which will take place this Friday (July 3).
A private funeral for the pop legend will take place on Sunday (July 5) with family members and numerous celebrity mourners who are said to be in attending.
The legendary singer’s body is currently traveling in a 30-car-motorcade to a secret location.
The family, however, is still unsure of where to bury Jackson.
When Jackson’s father Joe Jackson was asked if the singer would be buried at Neverland, which Mr. Jackson stated that it was too early to talk about funeral plans, as the family was awaiting the results of a second autopsy.
However the mayor of Gary, Indiana, the town where Jackson grew up, has stated he hopes that the singer would be buried there.
Mayor Rubin Clay said he believed “that his body will lie in state in Gary, Indiana. “Now, it may not happen, but I believe it will.”
Mayor Clay is planning a citywide memorial that he labeled “fit for the greatest entertainer that ever lived,” to honor the singer on July 10th.
The public viewing is set to draw tens of thousands of fans from around the world.
In related news, more details are emerging about Jackson’s death.
Last Sunday, a registered nurse and Nutritionist Cherilyn Lee, received a call from Michael Jackson last Sunday.
She said three months ago Jackson allegedly sought a powerful drug Diprivan, because he could not sleep.
Jackson was allegedly seeking to gain eight straight hours of sleep, because he could not sleep consistently.
Jackson had taken the medicine in the past, since it was prescribed by a previous doctor, although the drug commonly used in surgical procedures.
Against Lee’s will, Jackson allegedly continued to ask about the drug.
Lee told Anderson Cooper’s CNN Show Anderson Cooper 360, that she warned Jackson, at least three months ago, about the dangers of Diprivan.
Lee claims someone on Jackson’s staff called her last Sunday (June 21), possibly because Jackson recalled the symptoms she warned the drug would call.
She said that Jackson called her and complained that half of his body was hot, and the other side was cold.
Diprivan is a power drug that should be administered in a hospital setting.
According to sources, Los Angeles County coroners know what drug was in Jackson’s body already, but have not revealed the details.
A will Jackson made in 2001 has also been discovered.