Doris Day’s will revealed: the legendary actress won’t have a funeral or memorial, says her manager

Following her death, Doris Day´s will has been revealed by her manager Bob Bashara, according to People Magazine. 

The legendary actress passed away at the age of 97 following a brief battle with pneumonia. Her foundation, The Doris Day Animal Foundation, announced her passing. Doris Day was an an animal lover and founded her organization to advocate for animal welfare.

Now, Bashara has broken the news that Doris Day will not have a funeral or memorial service, and no marker.

He told People Magazine, “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.” He added that she  “like to talk about” a prospective funeral or memorial.

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“I’d say we need to provide for her dogs [after she died], and she’d say, ‘I don’t want to think about it’ and she said, ‘Well, you just take care of them. She had several when her will was written, and she wanted to be sure they were taken care of. She didn’t like to talk about the dogs dying.”

When asked why she didn’t like to talk about death, Bashara replied, “I think it was because she was a very shy person.”

He added that the actress’s estate will be donated to charity, per her will.

There are so many reasons to love Doris Day: he talent, her love for animals, and her humility. She was a very compassionate person who fought for animals without a voice. She will be forever remembered, and her legacy live on. Please share to share to show your support for her foundation!