Much loved Hollywood actress Doris Day has sadly passed away, aged 97.
Most known for her screen presence in films during the 1950s and ’60s, the actress passed while surrounded by close friends at her home in Carmel Valley California.
Her ‘Doris Day Animal Foundation’ confirmed the death overnight in a statement.
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“Day had been in excellent physical health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia, resulting in her death.
“She was surrounded by a few close friends as she passed,” the statement read.
The statement also mentioned that Ms Day – one of the most popular screen actresses in history, and prominent animal advocate – requested no funeral or memorial service and no grave marker.
“Doris’ passionate work on behalf of dogs, cats, horses, sea lions, raptors and other animals in need of rescue, veterinary care and adoption will not end.
“The Doris Day Animal Foundation is committed to continuing its work as a grant-giving organization, funding smaller animal welfare non-profits across the country.
“Doris’ wishes were that she have no funeral or memorial service and no grave marker.
“Friends and fans wishing to remember Doris Day, are encouraged to visit www.dorisdayanimalfoundation.org,” the statement read.
— DDAF (@DDAF_org) May 13, 2019