LOS ANGELES, Calif.–A private burial service was held today for Lakers owner Jerry Buss at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills.
Buss, 80, died Monday from kidney failure after a long battle with cancer. Only family and close friends attended the burial service.
“The Buss family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the public for their tremendous outpouring of love and support over the past several days,” according to a statement released by the team.
The longtime Lakers owner was remembered Thursday at a memorial service at the Nokia Theater at L.A. Live attended by past and present Laker players, executives, coaches, friends and relatives.
NBA Commissioner David Stern called Buss “nothing less than a transformational force in the history of sports,” saying his groundbreaking work in marketing and other now-commonplace concepts in sports ownership “will continue into the future.”