UPDATED: Elizabeth Taylor Laid To Rest In Glendale

A view outside of Forest Lawn, Glendale, Calif., during the funeral service for Elizabeth Taylor, March 24, 2011 -- Getty Images

A private funeral service will be held for Elizabeth Taylor this afternoon at Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks & Mortuaries in Glendale Calif., The Glendale Police Department announced.

According to the late actress' death certificate, funeral services will be held at Mt. Sinai mortuary located near Forest Lawn, where Taylor will be laid to rest.

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Forest Lawn is also where her close friend Michael Jackson is entombed.

Tom Lorez, spokesperson for Glendale Police Department, told reporters that they expected a "peaceful event" and said approximately "three dozen" guests would be attending the service.

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A Glendale Police Department source told Access Hollywood the funeral was taking place at 2 PM.

Following the screen legend's death on Thursday, the Taylor family asked fans, in lieu of flowers, to contribute towards the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.

The actress died peacefully at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in LA on Wednesday surrounded by her children Michael Wilding, Christopher Wilding, Liza Todd, and Maria Burton. She had been hospitalized six weeks ago with congestive heart failure, a condition with which she had struggled for some years.

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