Elizabeth Taylor Buried in $11,000 Casket!


Friday, March 25, 2011

Elizabeth TaylorDAME Elizabeth Taylor was buried in an $11,000 casket.

The 79-year-old actress — who was laid to rest in a private Jewish ceremony at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, in California, yesterday afternoon — was committed to the earth in a “top of the line, traditional Jewish casket”.

According to gossip website TMZ, the burial chamber was created entirely out of mahogany wood and lined in red velvet with a matching pillow.

The Cleopatra actress — who passed away on Wednesday at Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center from symptoms relating to congestive heart failure aged 79 — also requested the ceremony was delayed by 15 minutes so she could be “late to her own funeral”.

“She even wanted to be late for her own funeral,” a family representative said in a statement.

Elizabeth’s casket was adorned with violets, gardenias and lily of the valley before she was interred in The Great Mausoleum, the same resting place as her close friend Michael Jackson.

Rabbi Jerry Cutler — who had met Elizabeth through actor Jon Voight — conducted the service at the request of the actress’ family, while actor Colin Farrell performed a reading of Gerard Manley Hopkins’ poem The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo.

Though the service was for family and close friends only — including Elizabeth’s four children and 10 grandchildren — fans gathered at the gates of the cemetery to pay their respects to the star.

It is believed a public memorial will take place in the coming weeks. Jewish customs require burial to take place as soon as possible after death, ideally within 24 hours.


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  • linda grandy

    I have always admired elizabeth taylor. As far as I am concerned, she was one of our greatest screen actresses
    She is probably thelast of the era of great actresses of the forties and fifties. She was a survivor – by that I mean that for all the health problems and marital problems that she went through, she always seem to “land on her feet” and came out stronger than ever. From what I have read, she loved her children and grandchildren very much. I would like to send my deepest sympathy to them. She was a very special lady.

  • http://Yahoo D.M.

    “AMEN”

  • http://www.nationwidememorialsllc.com/index.php?p=1_48_Single-Upright-Grave-Monuments Ernest Fishel

    You make blogging look like a walk in the park! I’ve been trying to blog daily but I just cant find writing material.. you’re an inspiration to me and i’m sure many others!

  • Karen

    She was some lady ! one of the greats ! we will always love her very much !

  • Ray

    I met her once and actually shook her hand. She was at the Children’s Hospital National Medica Center’s dedication in 1977 and was then married to Senator John Warner. He was the guest speaker but she got more recognition than he did.

  • http://timotelcares@gmail.com TIM OMORUYI

    DAME LIZ TAYLOR WILL ALWAYS REMAIN GREAT EVEN IN DEATH. THIS SCREEN GODDESS WHO SHOOK THE WORLD WITH HER TEMPESTUOUS MARRIAGES WAS A SEX SYMBOL AT ALL TIMES. THE HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD WILL BE INCOMPLETE WITHOUT A MENTION OF THE ONE AND ONLY ELIZEBETH TAYLOR …MAY HER SOUL REST IN PERFECT PEACE…BYE BYE LIZ…THE WORLD WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT YOU PASSED THROUGH THIS WAY ONCE UPON A TIME….FROM A FAN IN NIGERIA, AFRICA

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