London: Elizabeth Taylor took the final letter that Richard Burton wrote to her just before his death, to her grave.

 

They married twice but their tempestuous nature never let them to stay together though Taylor confessed that Burton was the real love of her life.

 

Burtonmarried Susan Hunt but he never forgot Taylor and wrote a passionate letter to her expressing his wish to come home to meet her shortly before his unexpected death aged 58 in 1984.

 

The actress kept the letter safely stored next to her bed for the past 27 years but it went with her when she was laid to rest at the Forest Lawn cemetery in Los Angeles.

 

Taylor who died from congestive heart failure at the age of 79 , had refused to reveal exactly what her fifth husband wrote to her.

 

However, she revealed a small part of the letter to her biographers Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger.

 

She told them, "In it he told [me] what he wanted. Home was where Elizabeth was, and he wanted to come home."

 

She received the letter, which Burton sent on August 2 1984, three days before his death, as she returned to her home in Bel Air, Los Angeles, from his memorial service.

 

The love letters of Burton had been published in a biography “Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and the Marriage of the Century”.

(Agencies)