Garland’s remains were flown from John F. Kennedy Airport to California, where they will be re-interred at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, according to People.
There she will rest in eternal slumber in the company of other entertainment giants including Rudolph Valentino, Cecil B. DeMille, Johnny Ramone, Jayne Mansfield and her frequent movie co-star, Mickey Rooney.
The move was made because Garland’s former resting place did not have enough room for her three children - Liza Minnelli, Lorna Luft, and Joey Luft - and grandchildren, People says it confirmed.
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TMZ reported that Minnelli ordered the move.
“That’s a private family matter at this time,” Noelle Berman, director of private estates at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, told the Los Angeles Times on Friday.
Garland was 47 when she died from an accidental barbiturate overdose in London in 1969.
In a new memoir, “Judy and I: My Life with Judy Garland,” written from notes left by Garland’s late ex-husband Sid Luft, he explains the pain her death caused the family.
“Emotionally, none of us ever overcame it,” Luft said. “Judy Garland was a very rare mix of shattered nerves and insecurities, self-destructiveness, and suicidal tendencies but also a true genius.”