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EntertainmentDoris Day didn't want to accept death

01:40  15 may  2019
01:40  15 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

Reactions to the death of Doris Day

Reactions to the death of Doris Day Tributes to Doris Day, who died Monday at age 97 . "Oh Ms. Day, A Cincinnati girl just like me. How many letters I drafted to you and didn't send. I could never get it right but they all said the same thing, I love you. Millions did and do. Godspeed. RIP" — Sarah Jessica Parker, via Instagram. "I had the privilege of hanging out with her on a few occasions. Visiting her in her Californian home was like going to an animal sanctuary where her many dogs were taken care of in splendid style.

Doris Day "had difficulty accepting death ." The 'Calamity Jane' actress - who passed away this week from pneumonia - didn ' t like thinking about what life would be like for her animals without her around because she found it morbid and struggled to accept she wouldn't live forever.

Doris Day Didn ' t Want To Accept Death . Doris Day ''had difficulty accepting death .''The 'Calamity Jane' actress - who passed away this week from pneumonia - didn ' t like thinking about what life would be like for her animals without her around because she

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Doris Day "had difficulty accepting death."

The 'Calamity Jane' actress - who passed away this week from pneumonia - didn't like thinking about what life would be like for her animals without her around because she found it morbid and struggled to accept she wouldn't live forever.

Doris' manager and close friend Bob Bashara told PEOPLE: "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. 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."

5 Things You Didn't Know About Doris Day: From Rejecting Her 'America's Virgin' Image to Not Knowing Her Age

5 Things You Didn't Know About Doris Day: From Rejecting Her 'America's Virgin' Image to Not Knowing Her Age Here's five things you might not have known about the late Hollywood star. She didn't know her correct age until 2017: Day thought she would be turning 93 in 2017, but the Associated Press obtained a copy of the actress' birth certificate from Ohio's Office of Vital Statistics, which confirmed that Day was born on April 3, 1922, in Cincinnati, making her actually 95. © Bettmann / Getty Images Bettmann / Getty Images "I've always said that age is just a number and I have never paid much attention to birthdays," Day said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.

However, Day 's manager Bob Bashara has now declared the story is not true, telling People.com. " Doris has no intention of going back into films, and she will continue to focus her attention on the Doris Day Animal Foundation and animal welfare." Doris Day didn ' t want to accept death .

Doris Day 's producer and songwriter son TERRY MELCHER, who helped shape 1960s California surf rock, died on Friday (19N0V04) after a long battle with skin cancer melanoma. Doris Day didn ' t want to accept death .

The Hollywood legend - who was an animal activist - decided against having a funeral and memorial before her passing and asked that fans who wanted to pay their respects do so by visiting her eponymous animal foundation.

Doris Day didn't want to accept death © Bang Showbiz Doris Day However, Bob believes one of the reasons she was reluctant to have a burial was because she was actually a really "shy person" who hated to have attention on her.

He explained: "I think it was because she was a very shy person.

"She never let her celebrity affect her and who she was, and she was always the little girl from Cincinnati who was extraordinarily talented and went out in the world and did what she loved to do despite herself.

"She was guileless, and I had discussions with her about how popular she was, and she would say, 'I don't understand it' about why she was so loved. She knew her fans loved her from all the letters, and that meant a lot to her."

Beneath wholesome image, Doris Day was an actor of depth

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"The Doris Day Animal Foundation is committed to continuing its work as a grant-giving organisation, funding smaller animal welfare non-profits across the country. The foundation broke the news of Doris ' death , and revealed she had been in good health until recently falling ill.

Screen legend Doris Day has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award for her lengthy Hollywood career.The 87 year old is the latest recipient of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association's Career Achievement Award, and president Brent Simon has Doris Day didn ' t want to accept death .

The Doris Day Animal Foundation announced that she had died on Monday (13.05.19) at the age of 97 after contracting a "serious case of pneumonia."

They said in a statement: "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."

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