We recently reported that Doris Day had passed away at the age of 97 after contracting a serious case of pneumonia. She had just celebrated her 97th birthday. However, she made it very clear to her manager and close friend Bob Bashara that she did not want a funeral, a memorial, or a grave marker.
Additionally, Doris allegedly didn’t like to talk about anything concerning death. “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,” Bashara explained.
“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,’” he recalls, “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.”