Michael Jackson Fans Banned from Gravesite?

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With the first anniversary of Michael's Jackson's June 25 death approaching, there are reports that Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, Calif., is taking steps to ban people from gathering near the site where the "King of Pop" is laid to rest.

Those who linger on the patio of the Great Mausoleum (in photo) will be asked to move on,, according to TMZ.

A Forest Lawn spokesman tells AOL Travel, that M.J. fans are still welcome to pay their respects, but there have been "some alterations of what we will permit. " He declined to give specifics.

"We're reviewing all options at this time and haven't really made any special accommodations for the month of June," the spokesman added.

The mausoleum itself is not open to tourists. But the cemetery is public and visitors are allowed on the grounds. In fact, many tourists visit Forest Lawn to see the gravesites of the rich and famous. Humphrey Bogart, Clark Gable and Walt Disney are also among those buried there.

According to the Forest Lawn website, the Great Mausoleum gets architectural inspiration coming from the world-famous Campo Santo in Genoa, Italy, and was called the "New World's Westminster Abbey" by Time Magazine. The mausoleum has a stained glass reproduction of Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper" and replicas of Michelangelo sculptures.

Michael Jackson fans have been gathering at the site since he was buried there last September.
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