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Taylor’s funeral delayed at her own request

Catherine Toor Contributor

Elizabeth Taylor knew what she wanted, right until the very end.

The Hollywood megastar, who died Wednesday at the age of 79, was buried the following day at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, Calif. Yet, from explicit instructions she left, the funeral ceremony began 15 minutes after the scheduled time.

“She even wanted to be late for her own funeral,” a family rep said in a statement reported by People.com.

According to the website, the hour-long ceremony, officiated by Rabbi Jerry Cutler, included a trumpet performance of “Amazing Grace” by her grandson, Rhys Tivey, readings by her son and daughter, and a poetry reading by Irish bad boy, Colin Farrell.

Her casket was placed in The Great Mausoleum, close to longtime friend, Michael Jackson.