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Zeta mourns namesake grandmother

Catherine Zeta Jones
Hollywood actress Catherine Zeta Jones on her way to the funeral in Swansea

Catherine Zeta Jones has joined mourners at the funeral of her namesake grandmother in Swansea.

Zeta Jones, from whom the Hollywood star took her stage name, died in the city at the age of 91 last week.

The actress, 38, joined family members at her grandmother's home in the Ravenhill area of Swansea before making her way to nearby St Peter's Church.

During the half-hour service she read Daffodils by William Wordsworth, her grandmother's favourite poem.

The star, wearing a black dress with a black lace cardigan, was accompanied by her parents as she left the church.

Zeta Jones was the mother of Catherine's businessman father Dai.

Her coffin was surrounded by white floral tributes, including one simply reading "Zeta", in the hearse.

More than 150 mourners attended the service.

The Oscar winning actress remained close to her grandmother flying in from Bermuda earlier this year to bring flowers for her birthday.

Her husband, actor Michael Douglas, and her children Dylan and Carys were not with her.

Zeta Jones had lived in Ravenhill for the past 60 years, and took her exotic name from a Swansea merchant ship called The Zeta, which carried copper from south America to Wales.


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