Legendary actress and singer Doris Day died on Monday at age 97, but her request was NOT to have a funeral, memorial service or grave marker, per a stipulation in her will.
Read on for more on why Doris Day doesn’t want to be remembered…
CelebNHealth247.com reports that fans across the country take time to mourn the loss of Doris Day.
Doris Day was always one of our favorite actresses of the golden era of Hollywood. She was a true legend even in the prime of her career. She was everything graceful and more. Hearing about her passing was heartbreaking.
The Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed in an emailed statement that Day was surrounded by close friends at her Carmel Valley, Calif., home and “had been in excellent physical health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia.”
The statement also read:
Doris’ wishes were that she have no funeral or memorial service and no grave marker.
It was a stipulation in her will.
Her manager, chief financial officer of her foundation and friend, Bob Bashara, told the People that she typically didn’t engage in conversations about death.
Day, an avid animal lover, reportedly didn’t like to talk about funeral arrangements.
Bashara told People:
She didn’t like death, and she couldn’t be with her animals if they had to be put down. She had difficulty accepting death.
Why Doris Day Doesn’t Want Memorial; Funeral or Grave Marker:
Bob Bashara said that he wasn’t sure exactly why Day, one of the most iconic figures in history, did not want to have a funeral, he speculated that it’s because she was a shy person.
We will always remember the honey-voiced singer Doris Day for her acting career in the 50s and 60s. To this day, her movies are still some of Hollywood’s best films.
Over her lifetime, Day’s was always smiling, but she overcame a number of tragic turns, including the death of her only child, three divorces and the death of another husband who turned out to have squandered her earnings, reported FOX.
Our favorite Doris Day films also star another fav of ours, Rock Hudson, who died of AIDS back in 1985.
Their movies are some of Hollywood’s best RomComs still. Here is our list of favorite Doris Day films:
- Pillow Talk
- Lover Come Back
- Send Me No Flowers
- Love Me or Leave Me
- Please Don’t Eat the Daisies
- The Thrill of It All
- Move Over, Darling
- Romance on the High Seas
- With Six You Get Eggroll
- The Glass Bottom Boat