Zsa Zsa Gabor laid to rest
Zsa Zsa Gabor was laid to rest at an intimate ceremony on Friday (30.12.16).
The ‘Moulin Rouge’ star – who passed away on Sunday (18.12.16) after suffering a heart attack – had her funeral broadcasted live to the world as her close family and friends paid their last respects to the actress.
Gathering at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Beverly Hills, the congregation took part in the Catholic service, which was led by a priest.
Gabor’s husband Frederick Prinz von Anhalt – who she tied the knot with in 1986 – spoke about how he and his wife first met when he paid $5,000 to take a picture with a celebrity. He recalled how they saw each other for four or so years on and off before they decided to get married and were up the aisle no less than three days later.
The late star’s ashes were deposited in a gold box, which was placed next to a beautiful vase of pink roses. A photo of Gabor was also displayed with the words ‘Farewell My Love’ written on a sign next to it.
It is thought her ashes will be placed at the Westwood Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles, which is where her daughter Francesca – who died in January 2015 – and her younger sister Eva Gabor, who passed away in 1995, were laid to rest.
Before her sad death at the age of 99, Gabor was plagued with health problems. A car crash in 2002 left her partially paralysed and confined to a wheelchair whilst in 2005 and again in 2007, she suffered a stroke.
Three years later, Gabor had hip replacement surgery before having her leg amputated the year after she became infected with gangrene, which was thought to have started from a huge blood clot.
Earlier this year, Gabor was rushed to hospital after complaining of breathing difficulties. She was later told by doctors that she had developed a feeding tube-related lung infection.