Thursday, July 9, 2009

Michael Jackson's Coffin

What you see here is the $25,000, solid bronze, 14-karat gold plated, custom casket ordered for Michael Jackson

The casket ordered from Batesville Casket Company-- is called a Promethean and will feature a flame blue velvet interior and a hand-polished, mirror finish. This is the same casket used to bury James Brown and is extremely rare.

Michael Jackson was buried in this $25,000 (£15,300) gold casket in a funeral that is set to become the greatest show on Earth. His coffin, a rare design called the Promethean, is made of solid bronze but is 14-carat gold-plated with a hand-polished mirror finish and lined with velvet. It was ordered from America 's Batesville Casket Company and is identical to the coffin used to bury James Brown in 2006, according to TMZ, which first broke the news of the King of Pop's death.

Jackson's send-off on Tuesday began at the LA Lakers basketball team's home court, the Staples Centre. He rehearsed there for his planned comeback concerts at The O2 just two days before his death, and 11,000 tickets will be distributed free to the general public. The memorial featured performances and tributes from a host of music and acting legends and will open with a parade

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