Everyone here at the Central Coast Film Society is shocked this morning by the news of the Hollywood and Central Coast icon's passing. We had only yesterday posted on our social media about Doris Day and her work in Hollywood, plus her hotel, the Cypress Inn located in Carmel, California.
Doris Day celebrated her 97th birthday on April 3rd by having more than 300 people come to her Carmel Valley home. But according to the Doris Day Animal Foundation, she "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 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.