Late actress Doris Day will have no funeral, according to People and a statement on her charity organization’s website.
Day, who died of pneumonia Monday at age 97, “didn’t like death,” her manager and close friend Bob Bashara told the magazine.
“She couldn’t be with her animals if they had to be put down. She had difficulty accepting death,” he added.
The Doris Day Animal Foundation’s statement echoed that sentiment.
“Doris’ wishes were that she have no funeral or memorial service and no grave marker,” the statement read.
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The foundation encouraged friends and fans wishing to remember Day to visit the charity’s website.
Day was known as a versatile singer, actress, TV star, animal activist and radiant icon of sunny, funny femininity.
USA TODAY has reached out to Day’s rep for comment.
Contributing: Susan Wloszczyna
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