A memorial service for very popular Las Vegas entertainer Danny Gans will be May 21 in Wynn Encore Theater in Las Vegas where he had performed since February.
The memorial service is scheduled for 3 p.m. and will be by invitation only because of the seating limitations and “the many people who crossed Danny’s path,” said Gans’ manager, Chip Lightman.
Gan, who was found dead at his Henderson, Nevada home May 1, was buried May 5 in Las Vegas after a private funeral.
The family is asking that cards be sent to Danny Gans Family, c/o Encore Hotel, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations be made to Gans’ favorite charities, the Junior Golf Academy and the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation.
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.