Brittany Murphy Laid to Rest
Friends and family members came together on Thursday to lay Brittany Murphy to rest at Los Angeles' Forest Lawn Memorial Park, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
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The 32-year-old actress died last Sunday after going into full cardiac arrest at her home.
Her husband, Simon Monjack, and her mother, Sharon, were joined by at least two dozen friends and other family members for the invitation-only service, which took place at the cemetery's Church of the Hills, E! Online reports. The guests sang "Amazing Grace" at her grave site.
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Murphy was buried at twilight on Christmas Eve. The funeral was a co-denominational service, led by both a rabbi and a pastor. "Christmas was Brittany's favorite holiday," Murphy's rep told TVGuide.com. "So the family asks that all those who wish to honor her light a candle and remember the beautiful angel that entertained, enlightened, and made the world a better place."
Murphy's former bandmate, and 24 actor, Erik Balfour, served as one of the pallbearers, while Monjack, Murphy's friends and her cousin all recalled their favorite memories of the departed actress.
"Brittany was an incredibly loving and passionate person and an artist to her core — she loved acting, singing, dancing, and performing," her rep said. "There are no words that can truly express the devastation felt by Brittany's husband, mother, and everyone who attended the intimate service."
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Murphy's family plans to have a public memorial after the New Year.