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Doris Day dead: Silver screen icon dies of pneumonia aged 97


Added 05-13-19 12:36:02pm EST - “Doris Day died on Monday at home in Carmel Valley, California, surrounding by close friends. She had been in 'excellent' health but recently contracted pneumonia, her charity said.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “BREAKING NEWS: : Doris Day is dead at 97”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The foundation said in an emailed statement that she was surrounded by close friends and 'had been in excellent physical health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia.' 

She died at her estate home in Carmel Valley, California, where she has lived in solitude for the last several decades with her dozens of pets. 

The charity also revealed that 'her wishes were that she have no funeral or memorial service and no grave marker. Instead, they want fans to visit the charity she founded to save animals. 

Day charmed America in the 40s, 50s, and 60s, starring in an astonishing 39 films in just 20 years. On screen, she was a bright-eyed goodie two-shoes and she often referred to herself as 'America's virgin'. 

All four of her marriages collapsed; her first husband beat her, the second left her, the third squandered her fortune and her fourth felt overlooked by her for her dogs.   

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