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Private Michael Jackson Funeral Cost $1Million

POSTED: Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 12:17pm

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 10:59pm

In life he was known as the King of Pop and the private family funeral for Michael Jackson came with a price tag to match. According to court documents released Tuesday, his estate paid roughly $1,000,000 for the private family funeral held September third.

Some of the costs include $855,730. for cemetery and funeral charges, $35,000 for the clothes Jackson was buried in and almost $12,000 for invitations and programs. Not included is the cost of the separate public tribute held at the Staples Center.

One of the lawyers for Jackson's estate said the service could have been done for less money, however Michael Jackson was larger than life and there's no reason he shouldn't have a funeral that's larger than life.