Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor loved to be fashionably late and wanted to make sure her funeral was no exception.
Taylor died Wednesday at age 79 due to congestive heart failure. Her funeral service was held yesterday, March 24, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, CA, where Michael Jackson is buried.
The small, private funeral that was attended by friends and family began 15 minutes after schedule, per Taylor’s instructions.
“The service was scheduled to begin at 2 pm but at Miss Taylor’s request started late,” Taylor’s publicist explained. “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.’”
A public memorial for Taylor is expected to place at a later date.
Taylor’s family has asked that instead of flowers, that contributions be made to the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.