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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 10:58am
More than a week after he was charged in her death, South African track star Oscar Pistorius intends to hold a private memorial service Tuesday night for his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his uncle's Pretoria home, Pistorius' family said in a statement Tuesday.
Pistorius' family said it released the statement because information about the memorial service had leaked to the news media.
"Oscar specifically requested the memorial service as he continues to grieve and remains in deep mourning for the loss of his partner Reeva," the Pistorius family's statement reads. "Since it is such a sensitive issue, Oscar has asked for a private service with people who share his loss, including his family members who knew and loved Reeva as one of their own."