Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times
September 3, 2009
Hundreds of media representatives wait outside Forest Lawn Memorial-Park in Glendale, where Michael Jackson was to be interred Thursday in a private ceremony. Elizabeth Taylor, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the Rev. Al Sharpton, actor Macaulay Culkin, baseball player Barry Bonds, comic Chris Tucker and lawyer Thomas A. Mesereau Jr., who successfully defended Jackson on charges of sexual molestation four years ago, attended the event. Jackson, 50, was stricken June 25 at his rented home in Holmby Hills. The Los Angeles County coroner's office has ruled his death a homicide and determined that a surgical anesthetic combined with other medication killed him.
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