Lisa Marie Presley has issued a plea imploring fans of pop icon Michael Jackson to send flowers to the late star’s grave, which has been noticeably empty since his burial at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles last summer.
Presley was married to the “Thriller” star for two years before divorcing in 1997 and she wants music lovers to know that MJ loved floral arrangements, especially sunflowers.
In a message posted to her MySpace Blog, Presley writes: “Greetings MJ Fans….While visiting him a few days ago at Forest Lawn, Riley and I couldn’t help but notice that, while there are a few bouquets, candles and gifts there is a very large empty space around him and in front of him that could use a whole lot more. While, I am sure that the staff at The Holy Terrace do their very best to place what is sent and what is placed at the door at his tomb, I thought you might like to know that he would want and deserves more than what is there and I had an idea…….”
Lisa continued: “Some may or may not know this but his favorite flower was the Sunflower. They made him happy because they looked happy to him, Thus, he called them ‘The Happy Flower.’ When we were married , I would try and fill up rooms with them wherever he was. I wanted to bring something to place near him that he liked and that wouldn’t die so I brought a large vase of silk sunflowers and placed them near him.”
Fan interested in decorating the King of Pop’s tomb with a spray of flowers are invited to send their arrangements to:
The Holy Terrace At Forest Lawn
1712 South Glendale Avenue
Glendale Calif, 91205