The Hollywood icon is buried in the same cemetery as her longtime friend Michael Jackson

By People Staff
March 24, 2011 06:05 PM

After a long and colorful life, Elizabeth Taylor arrived at her final resting place Thursday.

The Hollywood legend, who died Wednesday at the age of 79, was remembered with a small, private funeral at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale Calif., where her family gathered on Thursday afternoon.

Just after 2 p.m., five black stretch limousines pulled up to the mausoleum where Taylor was placed, according to a source. Taylor’s longtime friend, Michael Jackson, was also laid to rest at Forest Lawn.

The service was exclusively for Taylor’s family, including her 10 grandchildren, another source tells PEOPLE.

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Taylor, who died of congestive heart failure, is also survived by four children: Michael and Christopher Wilding, Liza Todd and Maria Burton.

A public service in her honor is expected to he held at a later date.