Joe Jackson’s Press Conference in Encino

Joe Jackson (R), the father of Michael Jackson, and the Rev. Al Sharpton speak at a news conference in front of the Jackson family compound in Encino, California on June 29, 2009. Michael Jackson, ‘the King of Pop,’ died June 25 at the age of fifty. The father of Michael Jackson said Monday no date had been fixed for the pop icon’s funeral, revealing that a time-frame would only be known after a second autopsy is complete. Amid frenzied speculation about a possible global memorial service for the music superstar who died last week, Joe Jackson told reporters that funeral plans were still on hold.

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