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Wednesday, 20 May, 1998, 23:41 GMT 00:41 UK
Stars pay tribute at final curtain for Sinatra

Some of the biggest names in Hollywood turned out in Los Angeles for the funeral of Frank Sinatra, who died of a heart attack last week, aged eighty-two.

Hundreds of Sinatra fans were outside the Roman Catholic church in Beverly Hills, as stars like Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, Tony Curtis and Sofia Loren joined the four-hundred invited guests.

The former American first lady, Nancy Reagan, was also at the service, where some of the entertainer's most popular recordings were played.

His coffin was flown to Palm Springs, east of Los Angeles, for a private burial next to his parents' graves.

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