Elton John, Colin Farrell Celebrate Elizabeth Taylor's Life at Private Memorial Service

Entertainment Oct. 17, 2011 AT 2:08PM
Elton John, Colin Farrell Celebrate Elizabeth Taylor's Life at Private Memorial Service Credit: Kevin Mazur/WireImage.com

Elizabeth Taylor may be gone, but she is certainly not forgotten.

On Sunday, nearly five months after her death, the legendary actress was celebrated by a group of 400 at a private memorial in Burbank, Calif.

Elton John, Colin Farrell and Michael Caine were among the family and friends who came together in a theater on the Warner Bros. studio lot, according to the Associated Press.

Farrell hosted the event, which featured a performance of "Blue Eyes" by John and a video montage by Taylor's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? director Mike Nichols.

"I was just lucky enough to become her friend in the last year and a half," Farrell told Access Hollywood of his unlikely friendship with Taylor. "I adore her...still."

Following her May 23 death, Taylor was buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, Calif. (alongside her pal Michael Jackson), but her May 24 ceremony ran slightly behind schedule.

"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,'" Taylor's publicist told Us Weekly at the time.

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