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Jackson Family Feared Body-Snatching

A family spokesman says Michael Jackson will be buried next Saturday.

Aug. 29 would have been the King of Pop's 51st birthday, which Jackson biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli calls "sort of ironic and also really sad."

Jackson will be laid to rest in the Grand Mausoleum at famed Forest Lawn Memorial Park in th Los Angeles suburb of Glendale, Calif., in a private ceremony.

"Because Forest Lawn is a private, gated cemetery," "Early Show" national correspondent Hattie Kauffman notes, "fans will never be able to make a pilgrimage to Michael Jackson's crypt."

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"There was a LOT of concern," Taraborrelli told Kauffman, "about kidnapping the body, about vandalizing the body."

He adds emotions played a role in the family taking two months to decide the final fate of Jackson's body.

"They just didn't want to let Michael go," Taraborrelli says. "To a lot of people in the family, this really is the final moment that they've dreaded for a long time."

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