*You know the economy is bad in California when a cemetery starts charging mourners.
Effective immediately, Michael Jackson fans looking to leave flowers at his final resting place will now be hit with a $3 “delivery” fee, according to TMZ.
Sources tell the website that Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, CA has decided to remove the stage where fans were previously allowed to place gifts. Instead, only floral gifts will be allowed, and cemetery staff will hand-deliver them inside of Jackson’s mausoleum for a $3 fee.
Any gift other than flowers – such as teddy bears, posters, picture frames, candles, etc. — will be trashed, according to TMZ. And if the mausoleum runs out of space, overflow flowers will have to brave the elements outside.
Fans, meanwhile, are still forbidden from stepping foot inside of the mausoleum.