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Elizabeth Taylor funeral service to be held today

SANTA MONICA, CA - SEPTEMBER 25: Dame Elizabeth Taylor attends the Macy's Passport 2008 Gala held at Barker Hangar on September 26, 2008 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images)
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Elizabeth Taylor attends the Macy's Passport 2008 Gala on Sept. 26, 2008, in Santa Monica, Calif.

Updated 4:18 p.m. EDT

(CBS) Screen legend Elizabeth Taylor will be laid to rest today.

The actress, who died Wednesday at the age of 79, will be buried this afternoon at Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks and Mortuaries in Glendale, Calif.

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According to CNN, the service will take place at 2 p.m. PDT.

Forest Lawn is also the final resting place of Taylor's friend Michael Jackson, who died in 2009.

Taylor's family said in a statement Wednesday that the actress' funeral would be a private affair and that a memorial service will be announced at a later date. Her family also asked that instead of flowers, that contributions be made to the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.