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Elizabeth Taylor gets close to Michael Jackson in death

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Published: Friday, March 25, 2011, 12:07 [IST]

Hollywood Dame Elizabeth Taylor, who passed away on Wednesday, was a close friend of late singer Michael Jackson when he was alive. Now, the violet eyed beauty is even closer to the singer in death. The actress was buried yesterday near MJ burial place at Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks and Mortuaries in California.

Liz Taylor was often mobbed by media and fans when she was alive. So her funeral plans were kept under wraps, which had paved way to lots of speculation. It was reported earlier that she would be buried next to her husband Richard Burton in Wales. There was another speculation that she would be buried next to her parents and close to Marilyn Monroe at a Los Angeles cemetery at Westwood Village.

But, Elizabeth Taylor family did not want media attention towards her funeral. And she had adopted Jewish faith in 1959 and it demanded speedy burial. So they held her burial yesterday in a small private ceremony on a quiet hill outside Los Angeles. This short and private funeral service was reportedly attended by a few dozen family, close friends and fans.

"As a convoy of five black stretch limos swept the mourners through the main entrance of the Forest Lawns Memorial Park cemetery in Glendale, they were watched at a respectful distance by a phalanx of the world"s media - including circling helicopters - but only a handful of fans," reports the Daily Mail.

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