“Doris Day’s Unconventional Farewell”: No Funeral, Memorial, or Grave as She Disliked It

Remembering the Legendary Actress and Singer’s Unique Farewell

Doris Day, the famous actress and singer, passed away two years ago at the age of 97. She was a big star during the Golden Age of Hollywood, known for her talent in both movies and music.

Doris appeared in almost 30 movies and released over 650 songs between 1947 and 1967. She received many awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She was also a Grammy-winning singer and a passionate animal rights activist.

Doris Day, unfortunately, passed away in 2019 at her home in Carmel Valley, California, due to pneumonia. Surprisingly, she didn’t want a funeral, memorial, or grave marking. Instead, she was cremated, and her ashes were scattered.

A close friend and manager, Bob Bashara, revealed that Doris didn’t like discussing death. She had a hard time accepting it, especially when it came to her beloved animals. Doris was deeply connected to her pets, and the thought of them being put down was difficult for her to handle.

She was a dedicated advocate for animal rights, speaking out against fur-wearing and establishing the Doris Day Animal Foundation. In 2020, she auctioned over 1,000 of her possessions, raising $3 million for the cause.

Doris Day was brought up Catholic but later became a practicing Christian Scientist. She had one child, Terry Mulcher, who unfortunately died in 2004. After her third husband’s death in 1968, Doris drifted away from organized religion but remained a spiritual person.

Despite her fame, Doris was a shy person who never let celebrity status change who she was. Her friend and manager, Bob Bashara, believes her reluctance to have a funeral was because of her shyness. Doris Day’s estate was donated to charity, reflecting her generous spirit.

In the end, everyone copes with death in their own way, and Doris Day’s wishes should be respected. She will always be remembered and loved for her contributions to the entertainment industry and her dedication to animal welfare. Rest in peace, Doris Day.

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