The Danny Gans memorial service will be at 3 p.m. today, May 21, in the 1,600-seat Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas, the former showroom for the celebrity vocal impressionist.
Expected to attend are Steve and Elaine Wynn, Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, entertainers Donny and Marie Osmond a throng of other celebrities, friends and guests. Originally announced as an invitation-only wake, the memorial will include some fans, firefighters and police who were offered complimentary tickets this week from showtickets4locals.com
Gans died in his home of unknown causes on May 1. He was 52. His death is currently being investigated, perhaps for a couple more weeks.
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.