Cemetery Charging Visitors for Leaving Gifts?

September 20, 2010
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imageI can only imagine the craziness of Forest Lawn Cemetery since the death of Michael Jackson, but charging visitors for leaving gifts? With the cremation rate rapidly rising I guess Forest Lawn is grabbing the “bull by the horns” and carving out a whole new revenue stream.

From JumpOff.tv:

It’s gonna cost Michael Jackson fans if they want to continue leaving gifts inside the King of Pop’s mausoleum — because TMZ has learned the cemetery is now charging a special $3 MJ delivery fee.

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According to sources at the infamous burial space, Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, CA has decided to take down the stage where fans were previously allowed to place gifts — and are now enacting a new gifting policy … so long as fans pay the price and abide by the rules.

Effective immediately, cemetery staff will take gifts for MJ inside the mausoleum — where fans are still forbidden from setting foot — for a $3 fee … oh yeah, as long as those gifts are flowers.

Anything else — teddy bears, posters, picture frames, candles — will get dumped … and if they run out of space inside, we’re told excess gifts will have to brave the elements outside.

Source: JumpOff.tv

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