Based on California code, Michael Jackson’s final resting spot is up to this estranged parents, Joe and Katherine Jackson.
The article states – “If a person didn’t leave instructions and means to provide for their own burial, there is a clear pecking order of who has the right to control disposition of remains and make arrangements, according to California Health and Safety Code Section 7100.
Control goes first to the power of attorney for health care (Jackson doesn’t appear to have one), then to a surviving competent spouse, then to a competent adult child, and if none of those options exist, power rests with the deceased’s parents.”
Now, Joe and Katherine haven’t been together for some time apparently. And, they don’t see eye-to-eye on many things (the tip of that iceberg is here).
This is why it is so important to decide how you’d like to be buried, cremated – whatever – before you go. That way, there are no worries about what your state does or doesn’t allow or who chooses what as you’ll have this laid out in a legally-binding will.
Otherwise you’ll end up like Michael Jackson, and it remains to be seen what happens to his remains.
Wow. Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson both pass away on the same day. Farrah, 62, after a long battle with cancer and Michael, 50, paassed away after a cardiac arrest.
Farrah passed away in the hospital surrounded by friends, including Ryan O’Neal, who has been her long-time partner. Her death, while crushing for family and friends, was not unexpected in the last few weeks.
Michael’s death, on the other hand, is surprising people. After his prolific life in music, the glare of the legal spotlight and his marriages; he will be remembered.