Daily Archives: May 7, 2009

Danny Gans’ Private Las Vegas Funeral

Danny Gans’ family and friends gathered early and discretely this Tuesday for a small, private funeral at an undisclosed Palm cemetery in Southern Nevada. 

Gans, 52, was found dead at his home early last Friday. 

The cause of death did not show up in the autopsy, according to the Clark County coroner’s office.  Results from toxicology tests typically take weeks. 

Two pastor who have been associated with Gans and his family spoke at the funeral. 

The family has asked for donations to two of Gans’ favorite charities- the Junior Golf Academy and the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation – in lieu of flowers.  Information can be found at www.DannyGans.com 

A memorial service is being planned, possibly in Gans’ theater at Wynn’s Encore. 

CNN talk show host Larry King said that he will do two shows at Gans’ theater June 19-20, with his wife, Shawn King. 

Gans’ autobiography, “My Remarkable Journey,” which was completed just two days before his death, comes out May 19.

Comedian Whoopi Goldberg has been booked in the theater for later this month.

Please read prior Feb 28, May 1, and May 4, 2009 Las Vegas Backstage Access articles.


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Imprisoned Las Vegas Celebrity Trina Johnson-Finn’s Faces Trial in Suriname

Las Vegas celebrity impersonator Trina Johnson-Finn has been incarcerated since March in a Suriname jail, location of Finn’s Feb. 28 concert.    

She was denied release on Tuesday and now faces a May 26 trial date on charges of impersonating Las Vegas entertainer Toni Braxton.  

Her attorney had reportedly filed an appeal to have released based on the arrest of the concert promoter, Angel Ventura, last Saturday, who was captured in a harbor bar in Paramaribo, the capital of Suriname.  

The judge denied the motion. 

Please see prior April 25 Las Vegas Backstage Access article.

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