Yesterday afternoon (Thurs. Mar 24), helicopters hovered and security was tight as Elizabeth Taylor’s family gathered to pay their respects to the iconic Hollywood legend who passed away earlier this week.
But even death couldn’t prevent the starlet from arriving to her own memorial service in style:
“She even wanted to be late for her own funeral”, Taylor’s publicist Sally Morrison said of her late client’s request to start the service 15 minutes tardy, following the Tinseltown icon’s funeral at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles Thursday.
Five black limousines were seen driving into Forest Lawn Memorial Park for the private 2 p.m. service. Taylor was laid to rest within the Great Mausoleum, which is also the final resting place for Clark Gable, Jean Harlow and Taylor’s close friend, Michael Jackson. In keeping with Jewish tradition, Taylor was buried within 48 hours of her death.
Taylor’s survivors include her daughter with Richard Burton, Maria Burton-Carson; her daughter with Michael Todd, Liza Todd-Tivey; her two sons with Michael Wilding, Christopher and Michael; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
FYI: Tonight in New York City, the lights on Broadway theaters will go dark for one minute to honor Taylor.