Michael's Funeral Underway

A motorcade that left the Jackson compound in Encino early this morning arrived at a cemetery in the Hollywood Hills as Michael's family and friends said goodbye during a private memorial service.

jackson family heads to michael's funeral

A motorcade of Rolls-Royces, Escalades and Range Rovers brought the small group of loved ones to Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Authorities in Los Angeles shut down sections of the freeways during rush hour to allow the motorcade to pass during the 11-minute ride.

Jackson's family and friends were spotted walking into a hall at the cemetery -- the same spot where an intimate viewing was held last night. As soon as the private service is over, Jackson's body will be transported to the public memorial for the singer to be held at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Yesterday, the Jackson family announced a star-studded guest list for the event, including Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, Kobe Bryant, John Mayer and others.