Elizabeth Taylor laid to rest
Dame Elizabeth Taylor was buried in a cemetery just outside Los Angeles, the day after her death.
Her private funeral was held at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale.
Taylor, one of the 20th Century’s biggest movie stars, died in Los Angeles on Wednesday of congestive heart failure. She was 79.
Her funeral service started 15 minutes late, at the star’s request.
“Miss Taylor had left instructions that it was to begin at least 15 minutes later than publicly scheduled, with the announcement: ‘She even wanted to be late for her own funeral’,” said a statement from her publicist.
The hour-long service included a recital of the Gerard Manley Hopkins’ poem The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo and a trumpet solo of Amazing Grace, performed by Taylor’s grandson Rhys.
“The casket was closed and draped with a blanket of abundant, fragrant gardenias, violets and lily of the valley,” it said.
“Miss Taylor was interred in the Great Mausoleum, sheltered beneath a soaring marble Michelangelo angel.”
About four dozen family members attended the funeral, which was presided over by a rabbi. (BBC)