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Mickey Rooney to be laid to rest in Hollywood

After a very contentious legal battle a judge granted Mickey Rooney’s final request to be buried in Hollywood. The late actor will be buried at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Mickey Rooney to be laid to rest in Hollywood.
Mickey Rooney to be laid to rest in Hollywood.Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Earlier this week Rooney’s wife Janice, 75, fought to have the author buried at Pierce Brothers Cemetery beside his mother. On Friday, Janice made the decision to allow Rooney, 93, buried in Hollywood. She issued a statement regarding her decision.

“On April 8, 2014, my attorney reached an agreement with Mr. Augustine’s counsel that no one would take any action with regards to Mickey’s body until we had a chance to come to some resolution.”

“Circumstances beyond my control have kept Mickey and I apart for the last year of his life. I have also been dealing with some serious health concerns of my own. I took comfort knowing that one day we would be living together again or share final resting place.”

“Despite my strong desire is to be buried beside my husband, I feel that I owe it to Mickey’s fans to allow Mickey to be buried alongside members of Hollywood royalty.”

The legal battle was waged between Janice and Rooney’s former conservator Michael Augustine. In addition to the fight over where the late start would be very Mickey Rooney also had a restraining order filed against his stepchildren Chris and Christina Aber in 2011.

The restraining order which also banned them from attending the funeral was filed based on allegations of elderly abuse. At the hearing on Friday three of the late superstars daughters were present however they remained outside of the actual courtroom.

The funeral for Mickey Rooney will be very small and private.

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