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Jacko's final journey to Neverland

Details of Michael Jackson' s final send off are being finalised. The star's body will be transported in a horse drawn carriage from Los Angeles to his Neverland Ranch in Santa Barbara where it is believed he will be buried. The coffin will be accompanied on the 130 mile long journey by a 30 car motorcade and once at the ranch Michael's body will lie in wait for a public viewing on Friday which is expected to attract hundreds of thousands of well wishers.

A family source told The Sun: "Thursday will be his final, grand journey from Los Angeles to Neverland. Friday will be the big public event, with fans able to pay their respects. Michael always said Neverland kept him young. It seems fitting. On Sunday there will be a memorial service for his family and close friends to mourn in private."

In other Jacko news, it seems the rumours of a prescription drug addled King of Pop may contain more than a sliver of truth. According to The Sun, the results of the second post mortem show that Michael was indeed dangerously underweight, riddled with pain killer injection marks and had a stomach full of prescription drugs. Adding to this, various sources from camp Jackson have come out of the woodwork to say that the star had been addicted to prescription drugs ever since the child abuse claims which marked the demise of his career.

Speaking of the infamous Martin Bashir interview in which Michael was quizzed about child abuse claims, Jackson's ex manager Dieter Wiesner told The Sun: "It broke him. It killed him. He took a long time to die, but it started that night. Previously the drugs were a crutch, but after that they became a necessity. They got him through his days and insomnia-riddled nights. And the people who gave them knew what they were doing. They should never have been around him." He continued; "I'll never forget the day at Neverland when he walked into the kitchen to eat. He was off his face, he couldn't even bring the fork up to his mouth. It was like watching a clumsy robot. There he was, one of the most talented guys on the planet, unable to even eat because he was so doped up."

Jacko's nutritionist also claimed to have had a disturbing call from the singer 4 days before his death in which he complained of being hot on one side of his body and cold on the other. "I knew that somebody had given him something that hit the central nervous system" she said.

All of which paints a sad picture of a very troubled and sick man. Once the funeral is over, will Michael Jackson finally be allowed to rest in peace?

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