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Colin Farrell's moving tribute at Elizabeth Taylor’s funeral

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Published: Saturday, March 26, 2011, 12:09 [IST]

Not much is known about the funeral of Hollywood Dame Elizabeth Taylor, who died of congestive heart issues on Wednesday. Latest reports claim that besides family and a few close friends and fans, actor Colin Farrell was the one celebrity, who attended Liz Taylor"s funeral held at Forest Lawn Memorial Parks and Mortuaries in California and paid emotional tribute to the violet-eyed beauty of Hollywood.

There is hardly anything discussed about the friendship between Elizabeth Taylor and Colin Farrell in any section of media earlier. It is also not known when and where the actor and the actress met each other. But some sections of media had reported earlier that the actress had recently gushed about Collin. In an interview with the Harper's Bazaar, Elizabeth had told, “I love Johnny Depp and I love Colin Farrell, both brilliant, nuanced actors with great range."

Colin Farrell made it to the funeral of Elizabeth Taylor and was said to have delivered a heartfelt rendition of the Gerard Manley Hopkins' poem 'The Leaden Echo And The Golden Echo'. The Irish actors emotional tribute included the lines: "How to keep - is there any any, is there none such, nowhere known some, bow or brooch or braid or brace, lace, latch or catch or key to keep back beauty, keep it, beauty, beauty, beauty…from vanishing away? No there's none, there's none, o no there's none, nor can you long be, what you now are, called fair, do what you may do, what, do what you may."

However, the one-hour private funeral service to Elizabeth Taylor was held just near the burial place of late music legend Michael Jackson at the Forest Lawn cemetery in Glendale in Los Angeles. Taylor's son Michael Wilding and daughter Liza Burton Tivey were the other members to deliver the poetry readings on the occasion. Her grandson Rhys Tivey performed Amazing Grace on a trumpet.

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