Michael Jackson's brain returned
Aug 8, 2009, 12:00 GMT
The singer\'s brain was removed from his skull last month and taken away for toxicology tests. EPA/VERED GALLERY / HO
Michael Jackson's brain has been reunited with his body.
The singer's brain was removed from his skull last month and taken away for toxicology tests.
Testing is now complete and the organ has been released to Michael's family, who have been waiting for the brain to be returned before they proceed with burial of the star, who died after a suspected cardiac arrest in June.
Morticians at Hollywood's Forest Lawn Cemetery are now preparing Michael's body before it is laid to rest.
The singer's family have reportedly decided to inter Michael in an unmarked grave to prevent people decorating his grave or attempting to steal his body.
A family friend said: "They're afraid someone is going to do something terrible to his body. That's not a risk they can take so they're burying him in an unmarked plot.
The burial is not expected to include a formal ceremony and fans will not be welcome to attend.
Insiders claim just two members of the Jackson family will witness the burial to avoid media attention.
Meanwhile, a judge has approved plans by the administrators of Michael's estate to "market" the late star.
This will include the re-publication of Michael's autobiography 'Moonwalk' and the release of Jermaine Jackson's rendition of 'Smile' at Michael's memorial service.
The deal also includes a 2010 calendar, commemorative coins and school supplies.