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Robin Williams’ funeral to be in San Franciso
[dropcap]C[/dropcap]OMEDY legend Robin Williams will reportedly be laid to rest in the Bay Area of San Francisco in a private family funeral.
Susan Schneider, the third wife of the actor – who committed suicide Monday – is reportedly planning a “very private” funeral in the Bay Area, and family members, including his 31-year-old son Zak, have begun flying into town ahead of the service, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
According to a source, the memorial will be attended only by close friends and family, including his younger children Zelda, 25, and Cody, 22.
“It’s not official yet, but that’s the plan. It will be small. They were both very private people,” said a source.
In addition to the private service, the source says a comedy benefit night will be held for the public in honour of the Hook actor.
The tribute will take place at the Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley here in the next few weeks. But nothing has been finalized yet.
The venue cancelled a planned show on Tuesday out of respect for the popular local star.
Robin Williams to be honoured at Emmy Awards
ROBIN WILLIAMS will be honoured during a special segment at the upcoming Emmy Awards.
Organisers of the 66th annual event, set to take place in Los Angeles on August 25, plan to include plenty of tributes to the 63-year-old actor, whose body was discovered by his personal assistant at his home in Tiburon, California on Monday (11.08.14) after he committed suicide.
Executive producer of the star-studded ceremony Don Mischer told PEOPLE.com: “Plans for the In Memoriam segment are in discussion. While we are all still coming to terms with this week’s tragic news, we are working to give Robin Williams the proper and meaningful remembrance he so well deserves.”
The In Memoriam section of the ceremony usually pays tribute to Hollywood stars and respected members of the film industry who died over the previous year.
The ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ star’s family members and close friends have started planning the Oscar-winning actor’s private funeral and a public memorial is also in the works.
A source recently said: “Everyone is obviously just stunned that Robin committed suicide . . . his family is holed up together and beginning to make plans for a very private funeral.
“There will most likely be a public memorial to celebrate his life that his fans can be a part of.”