Amanda Malamut
December 31, 2016 8:54 am
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At 99, Zsa Zsa Gabor died earlier this month, claimed by 2016 after suffering a heart attack. Many know her for her role in Moulin Rouge, but probably even more people know Zsa Zsa Gabor from her extravagant lifestyle. If you thought her glamorous reputation would end in death, you’d be sorely mistaken. Her ashes were carried to her funeral, held at Beverly Hills’ Church of the Good Shepherd, in a Louis Vuitton bag. People are humorously wondering whether this was inspired by the 2 Chainz song “Birthday,” where he says “If I die bury me inside that Louis store.”While it’s a funny coincidence, we’re pretty sure that Zsa Zsa Gabor wanted her stylish reputation to extend after death before giving 2 Chainz a tribute.

Gabor’s husband, Frederic von Anhalt, gave a 40-minute eulogy that focused on Gabor’s thirst for the limelight. “I want to remember the way she walked the red carpet,” von Anhalt said. “She loved it so much. Her life was only red carpet, nothing else.” A priest contrasted Gabor’s public persona with her private life. “She epitomized and personified Hollywood glamour,” Father Edward Benioff said. “She could write. She could act. She had many, many talents.”

After the eulogy, Gabor’s husband took a gold box containing Gabor’s ashes and placed them inside the bag to take them to a private ceremony at the nearby Westwood Village Park Memorial Cemetery. He told the press that her final resting place will be in Budapest near her father.

Von Anhalt urged mourners to remember Gabor for her glamour and love of the Hollywood lifestyle.

“Keep her in your heart, the way she was,” he said. “The way she was in Hollywood.”

Von Anhalt urged mourners to remember Gabor for her glamour and love of the Hollywood lifestyle.

“Keep her in your heart, the way she was,” he said. “The way she was in Hollywood.”

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