Confirmed, Tony Curtis' Private Memorial Service Planned for Monday

Tony Curtis

The service which will be attended by the late star's close friends and family will take place at 11 A.M. at the Palm Mortuary and Cemetery, Green Valley.

Hollywood legend Tony Curtis will be honored by close friends and family at a private memorial service in Las Vegas on Monday, October 4. The "Some Like It Hot" star passed away on Wednesday, September 29 after suffering a cardiac arrest. He is survived by his sixth wife Jill Vandenberg Curtis, who he wed in 1998, and his five children, including actress Jamie Lee Curtis.

Jamie Lee delivered a touching tribute to her father following the tragedy, insisting his legacy will live on through his "great performances". And the family will gather to pay tribute to the star in a small ceremony next week, reports CNN.

The service will take place at 11 A.M. at the Palm Mortuary and Cemetery, Green Valley, funeral spokesperson Cecelia Jackson has confirmed. In lieu of flowers, the Curtis family has requested that charitable donations be made to Shiloh Horse Rescue, which helps "abused, unwanted, neglected, and slaughter bound horses of all types", according to the actor's manager, Mike Einfeld.


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    Oct 02, 2010

    He was a good person and a good friend . We love you Tony Curtis

    Tina - Cheltenham UK
    Oct 02, 2010

    I was priviliged to meet Tony twice. He was a unique star in the world and his path through this life has enriched so many. Always remembered.

    Oct 02, 2010

    RIP Tony. You will be missed. A gentleman and one of the last great movie stars of all time.

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