Postmortem Troubles: Rooney’s Family In Dispute


The late actor Mickey Rooney’s family members have settled their feud over a burial site. Finally, they have decided to bury the late actor on Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

This Hollywood acting legend passed away on Sunday, April 6. He was 93 years old. His body was left in Los Angeles’ Forest Lawn Cemetery mortuary while his conservator and lawyer Michael Augustine, and Rooney’s estranged wife, Janice Rooney, debated on where to take his remains.

On Tuesday, April 8, Augustine filed court papers in Los Angeles Superior Court banning Janice and Chris Aber, her son, from moving his remains from Forest Lawn. She also stated that moving his body would be against his will.

Janice advocated her late husband wanted to be buried in a plot next to hers at a cemetery in Westlake Village, California. On the other hand, Augustine claimed Mickey wanted to be buried at a veteran’s cemetery or next to other actors at Hollywood cemetery.

They were due to appear in court over this dispute on Friday, April 11, but the agreement was reached on Thursday, April 10. According to documents obtained by, his body will be moved from Forest Lawn “to Hollywood Forever Cemetery for the disposition of his remains.”

Those documents also state that Aber and his wife Christina won’t be permitted to attend his funeral, as they reportedly abused him while they were his caretakers.

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Janice is the only one who is allowed to attend any public ceremony for Mickey, but can’t attend any with the Abers.

In 2011, the star was granted a temporary restraining order against Chris, his stepson, among other claims he was being financially abused by family members. Their names are not yet revealed.


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