"I Love Lucy" -- Don't Embalm Me!
Things I never knew. I thought this was interesting. Evidently TMZ has a small blurb about an EBay auction where an eBay seller listed copies of the wills and death certificates of the four "I Love Lucy" stars. Lucille Ball's will reveals an explicit instruction: No embalming! These creepy documents detail the dead cast members' last wishes and other details of their demise. (I believe the bid is over); however, someone in a post states:
"When Lucille Ball died in April, 1989, she was immediately taken from the hospital and cremated, is what I understand. There were memorial services only after her death. I have read many times that she didn't want her death/funeral/burial to be a public spectacle like Marilyn Monroe's was. Lucy's ashes were interred next to her Mother Dee-Dee's in one of the Forest Lawn cemetaries in Los Angeles/Hollywood area. I had been there and seen the simple plaque: Morton---Lucille Ball (1911-1989).......The ashes were later moved, both Dee-Dee's and Lucy's, to the family plot in Jamestown, NY in 2002, where they will forever remain. I have also heard that Lucy was scared to death of needles/being cut, ect., and that is why she never had plastic surgery. This might also explain her fear of being embalmed, also. "