You have to hand it to Elizabeth Taylor, her sense of humor, sense of dramatics and flair were so replete that they flowed over from life to death. Yes, it was oft said that she was the type of person who would be late for her own funeral.
And thus she made it so...
The service was scheduled to begin at 2 pm but at Miss Taylor's request started late. Miss Taylor had left instructions that it was to begin at least 15 minutes later than publicly scheduled, with the announcement, "She even wanted to be late for her own funeral." (USA Today)
You can't beat that and no one will ever be able to repeat that final act. Even if they die trying.