Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service

July 3, 2009 12:19:22 PM PDT
Three quarters of a million Michael Jackson fans are expected in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday, when a memorial for the king of pop is held at the Staples Center.There will be 11,000 free tickets distributed to the public.

Randy Phillips, CEO AEG Live said, "We have a creative team working on what the service would be. It's going to be reverential, it's not a show, it's a service."

Police investigators, working with the D.E.A., have discovered a number of prescription drugs at the rented home where Jackson died, including a powerful sedative normally given to hospital patients.

ABC News has also learned the king of pop was taking a daily dose of the painkillers Oxycontin and Demerol.

Still, claims that Jackson was in a weakened condition are contradicted by new video of a dress rehearsal nearly 36 hours before his death.

Performing, he appears strong and ready for his 50-show tour.

Debbie Allen, Choreographer said, "Michael looks fantastic, full of energy full of life. He's clearly building up to that amazing performance that we were all so anticipating and he looks great."

Meanwhile, Jackson's ex-wife Debbie Rowe told a Los Angeles TV station says she wants custody of their two children, ages 11 and 12. But her attorney said she had not reached a final decision about whether to battle her ex-husbands mother in court.

Mike Kreutzer, Family Law Attorney said "In its most crass form, did she sell the kids to Michael? That's really what's on everybody's minds."

The Tuesday memorial, which will require 25,000 police officers, is already being criticized by some Los Angeles City Officials, in a state on the brink of bankruptcy.

If you would like tickets to Jackson's Memorial Service, we've set up a link to get into the drawing. Click here.

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