WATCH: Friends remember Anita Madden


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Wednesday afternoon, hundreds of people paid their respects to the well-known civic leader and socialite Anita Madden.

Madden died last week at the age of 85.

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During the vistitation, some of Madden’s closest friends sat down with ABC 36 to reflect on the incredible life Madden lived.

Friends say the woman best known for her extravagant Kentucky Derby Eve parties was more than just a beautiful person on the outside, explaining she was beautiful on the inside as well.

Madden will be laid to rest Thursday. That is a private, family only, service.