September 04, 2009 04:56:02 GMT
A number of Michael Jackson's celebrity friends have arrived at his funeral, which is set to be kicked off at 7 P.M. ET. on Thursday, September 3.
Lisa Marie Presley, Chris Tucker and Mila Kunis are among some of the celebrities flocking to Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, Calif. for Michael Jackson's funeral, which is set to be held Thursday, September 3. Michael's close friend Elizabeth Taylor and former child actor Macaulay Culkin are also turning up for the service. More are expected to come.
At the time of writing, Michael's parents Joe and Katherine Jackson have not yet been seen at the venue. The late singer's three young children; Prince Michael Jackson Jr., Paris Michael Katherine Jackson, and Prince Michael Jackson II also haven't arrived yet.
The funeral is set to be kicked off at 7 P.M. ET. Meanwhile, approximately 250 seats have been arranged for mourners over a green surface. "Nearly double the number of media credentials, 435, were issued to reporters and film crews who remained at a distance from the service and behind barricades", the Associated Press reports.
Michael Jackson who passed away on June 25 after suffering cardiac arrest will be interred in Forest Lawn's Grand Mausoleum, the final resting place for such stars as Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, Jean Harlow and Red Skelton. His brother, Marlon Jackson, has confirmed that Prince Michael Jr., Paris, and Prince Michael II have each written letters to their late father. Those letters, which read "Daddy, we love you, we miss you," will lie with him alongside one of his signature white gloves.