Top 10 Celebrity Funerals
The King of Pop Has Passed
An estimated 1.6 million people entered a lottery to win one of 17,500 tickets available to Michael Jackson's July 7 memorial at L.A.'s Staples Center, making Jackson's farewell one of the largest celebrity funerals in history. Tickets sold for upwards of $10,000 on eBay and Craigslist, and the major television networks said they would air the event live. Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey and Usher are set to perform. Los Angeles officials will close the streets around the arena during the 90-minute service, and have suggested that fans without tickets stay home. Despite those efforts, the city is bracing for a crush of more than 100,000 people.
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