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Michael Jackson’s Burial Delayed for Months over Money, New Book Claims

Kevin Mazur/WireImage/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Pop star Michael Jackson's burial was delayed for three months due to a bitter dispute between his estate and sister Janet Jackson, a new book claims.

Details of the dispute are part of a new book called Untouchable: The Strange Life and Tragic Death of Michael Jackson by Randall Sullivan. The book does not go on sale until next month but Vanity Fair has released excerpts in the November issue of the magazine.

According to Sullivan, Janet Jackson laid out $40,000 of her own money to have her brother buried at the Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks and Mortuaries in Glendale, Calif., but refused to let the funeral happen until the money was repaid.

Janet Jackson did not respond to ABC News' request for a comment.

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