Randy Jackson Planning to Make Money Off Michael's Grave Site
Bridget Bland | 5/24/2010, 12:36 p.m.
Michael Jackson's mausoleum might be a tourist venue real soon if his brother Randy has anything to do with it.
Jackson is hoping to turn a private area at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, Calif., into a place where fans of the late King of Pop can gather to commemorate the 'Thriller' singer on the June 25 anniversary of his death, similar to Graceland, the former home-turned-attraction of Elvis Presley.
Randy took to his Twitter page and wrote, "I'm meeting with Forest Lawn and the City of Glendale. Although they have strict rules, I'll do my best 2 see if fans can visit & pay their respects beyond the gates of Forest Lawn, on the 25th. I will inform you all soon."
Jackson's mausoleum is normally off limits to non-family members.
It is difficult to imagine Jackson's resting place as a major attraction like Graceland because privacy and security are a major issue at the special section of Forest Lawn Cemetery. Further, the venue was created to be a place where the departed can rest in peace without cameras, fans, tour buses or live reporting.
Recently, Jackson's ex, Lisa Marie Presley, told fans to send flowers to Jackson's grave site, and sunflowerguy.com donated and shipped thousands of sunflowers to Forest Lawn Cemetery. This is just one of the difficulties of such a high-profile celebrity having the venue as his resting place.