A breakdown of Michael Jackson's funeral costs
Michael Jackson had the most lavish funeral service I’ve ever seen. Actually, he had two services. The first service was held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and the second service was at the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale.
Unsealed court records show about $1 million was spent on his funeral at Forest Lawn. The estimated cost of the funeral service is listed below (via Billboard)
$855,730 for burial at Forest Lawn Cemetery
$35,000 for burial clothes
$21,455 for a funeral repast at a restaurant
$11,000 for invitations and programs
$15,000 for a funeral designer
$16,000 for flowers
$30,000 for rental cars and security
$1,975 to provide wardrobe for the family
$2,000 to provide wardrobe for the ushers
$3,682 for framing of a photograph of Michael
$959 for embroidery
I was a fan of the King of Pop’s music. His impact on the entertainment industry could never be duplicated. But I think too much was spent on his funeral.
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