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Three Cemeteries To Visit Now That Michael Jackson Will Rest In (Private) Peace

August 19, 2009 at 5:24 PM | by | ()

At least one aspect of Michael Jackson's life will be kept private: The King of Pop will be buried on his birthday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles—away from the prying eyes of the souvenir-takers.

Although Forest Lawn's Great Mausoleum has been closed for decades, we've rooted out a few places where you can get personal with the famous corpses of your choice. Below, Three Cemeteries Full Of The Famous:

· For the Romantics: Père Lachaise, Paris, France
From medieval lovers Abelard and Heloise to Jim Morrison, this pretty patch north of the city has its share of annoying tour groups, but there are no end of quiet lanes for contemplation. The cemetery was featured as the setting for one of the segments in the movie "Paris, je t'aime," starring a very much alive lovers' quarrel.

· For the History Buff: Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY
The heart of Kings County was the perfect place for former governor DeWitt Clinton, newspaperman Horace Greeley and gang member William "Bill the Butcher" Poole to lay their heads where they could still see the city lights. Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat also rests here after his 1988 death.

· For the Serious Gravestalker: The Hollywood Underground Alright, so it's not a formal cemetery but rather a loose conglomerate of cemetery frequenters dedicated to finding celebrities whose resting places are accessible to the public. Scythe and Grim Reaper robe not required!

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· MJ's Final Resting Place: No Visitors Please! [TMZ]
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