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The sefer באר יוסף (a sefer I very highly recommend) writes that immediately after Yaakov died the enslavement of Yisrael to Egypt began. This even affected Yosef's elevated status, so much so that he could no longer appeal to Pharaoh directly concerning Yaakov's burial, and instead had to appeal to the members of his household to intercede for him.
Sefer Moshav Zekeinim end Parshas Beshalach brings it in the name of a Medrash, however does not indicate where this Medrash is.
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