Guest: Jackson funeral touching, emotional

September 8, 2009 2:59:07 AM PDT
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The King of Pop was mourned by celebrities including Elizabeth Taylor, Barry Bonds and Macaulay Culkin at a private service outside the elaborate Forest Lawn Glendale mausoleum where Jackson is now entombed.

The service began nearly two hours behind schedule because Jackson's family was late to arrive. Gladys Knight sang a gospel song and a minister spoke briefly. Friends of the Jackson family were invited to speak, and several did.

Afterward, the mourners stood and followed Jackson's gold coffin, topped by flowers and a jeweled crown, as his five brothers carried it into the mausoleum.

Jackson's mother, Katherine, appeared extremely weary and had to be helped to her car, according to one guest at the service.

Jackson will share eternity at Forest Lawn with the likes of Clark Gable, Jean Harlow and W.C. Fields. The mausoleum will be all but off-limits to adoring fans who might otherwise turn the pop star's grave into a shrine.

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