- Aug 27, 2009
FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF MICHAEL JACKSON
IMAGE in the Mausoleum of the "King of Pop"
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By DIRK BENNING HOFF and BABYBJÖRN KIMMINUS (LA)
Actually, it is not accessible, but our reporter arrived at Jackson's grave in Los Angeles
It is one of the great shrines of Pop: The Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, near Los Angeles. The cemetery where Michael Jackson is buried.
IMAGE was in the mausoleum of the "King of Pop" - a place to which the public actually has no access.
Outside roses are lined up. 15 000 pieces it should be for today's fifth anniversary of the death of Michael Jackson. Masses of fans mourn today at the "Hall of Liberty", the chapel in which one of the biggest pop stars of all time is buried. Do not come in, a public burial place of their idol was denied the fans.
But we find a way into the chapel.
On our side: the German Michael Jackson's confidant Jacob Hagen, who visited the grave of his friend every year. At an inconspicuous side entrance we ring the bell at a massive iron door. A code word - and we are in it. But with a large camera equipment we can not accumulate, otherwise we removed the Security quickly. Because: Photos and videos are not permitted to Michael Jackson's grave.
But we succeed in some shots, the security service is not as ruthless as feared. The long corridors in the chapel are lined with coffins of famous people. Walt Disney is here, Michael Jackson's friend Elizabeth Taylor, Eroll Flynn, Humphrey Bogart.
Due to the light-filled chapel we go quickly to THE grave in the "Hall of Liberty."
In front is a large marble book with a quotation from the Gospel of Luke, chains, which separate the family mausoleum of the transition. In the middle of a bank - and three yards behind a small door he is: the "King of Pop". Under two lamps in front of three colorful mosaic windows, in a light-filled bay window is the beige sarcophagus of Michael Jackson. In it one of the largest music geniuses of history has laid to rest.
But: No picture from him, no name, everything is anonymous. Reason: The fear of fans, before crazed grave desecration. Who does not know that Jackson is here, could pass.
Ford Mustang with rieisigem Michael Jackson sticker on the cemetery in Glendale
Michael Jacob Hagen has shown us the way. He's taken over again when he visits his dead friend. The 30-year-old lays flowers down, says: "We used to have fooled around, played - and now he is here. A strange feeling again and again. "
He was 5 years ago in Paris in transit, when he learned of the news of his death, got off the plane, had 20 messages on the phone: Michael Jackson is dead fact that he is not good went was the Munich clear. "The tour, he could not have done that all knew." But the news of his death was yet to be processed "nothing more than a shock!" The, Jacob Hagen wrote a book about his time with Michael Jackson ("Will You Be My Friend" ).
Michael Jackson friend Michael Jacobshagen from Munich presents the chapel down flowers
We're almost 20 minutes in the mausoleum, as the security service is uneasy. While he has not seen us in films, but has careful to point out that the area is private here.
From outside fans waving through the colorful glass door that would like to share with us. But we have now seen enough rest the "King of Pop" in peace and unplug.
15 000 roses want the Jackson fans line up for the 5th anniversary of the death of the King of Pop
Al Walser, Jackson friend and Grammy-nominated music producer from LA, finds it "incomprehensible that millions of Michael Jackson fans have no public funeral establishment". He asks how many an accessible grave.
Today, thousands of fans will have to grieve in front of the chapel to be really close to without their idols.
Thank you so much to Tina Zimmermann for sharing this with us :heart:
The Story has been translated from the Original German article !
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