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Shannen Doherty Dishes on Who Is Allowed to Attend Her Funeral… And Who Isn’t

Shannen Doherty Dishes on Who Is Allowed to Attend Her Funeral… And Who Isn’t

Shannen Doherty is doing a lot of thinking about her eventual death along with who she wants to show up at her funeral. This might sound morbid but Doherty is battling stage 4 cancer. So, she’s taking the attendance matters of her funeral into her own hands.

Doherty and her friend, Chris Cortazzo, talked about this on her podcast, Let’s Be Clear with Shannen Doherty.

“I’m horrible at funerals,” Doherty said. “I don’t know if anybody is good at funerals, but I am the girl who like, literally sobs. I can’t handle it.”

She said that there were people who would show up just to be there. Doherty has no interest in people like that to grab a seat. “I don’t want them there because their reasons for showing up aren’t necessarily the best reasons,” Doherty said. “Like, they don’t like me and, you know, they have their reasons, and good for them, but they don’t like me enough to show up to my funeral.

Shannen Doherty Still Working On Guest List

“That’s the shorter, that’s the better list,” Doherty said. “I can’t give you a list of who I don’t want because that’s way too long.” Doherty was not about to give up names, either. A lot of her comments have to do with people’s behavior. Doherty probably has made a list of people but will not be dishing that out.

“I abhor fakeness,” she said, Entertainment Tonight reports. “I can’t stand people who want to all of the sudden pretend that they found Jesus and they’re so sorry and they repent and they didn’t mean anything bad that they said about you, blah, blah, blah. I can’t stand that.”

Doherty and Cortazzo also talked about what he would do with her ashes. She is still trying to figure out the right place. But Doherty will allow Cortazzo to take some and form a piece of jewelry.

Doherty has been pretty much keeping her life on the down low. Hearing her open up about her own cancer battle could help others. That’s one of the goals she has at this time. But the podcast a

“I just hope that any industry — whether it be the entertainment industry, whether it be banks, whether it be where people are getting jobs — not look at people with stage 4 cancer, with which whatever kind of cancer it is, and count them out and say, ‘Well, they’re gonna get too tired,’ or ‘They’re not gonna remember this,’ or ‘They’re gonna make mistakes,’” Doherty said on the podcast regarding the goals for her podcast.

Actress Started Thinking About This in 2010

What brought all this on for her? Doherty said she started thinking about this while being at her father’s funeral back in 2010.

Doherty made a name for herself on Beverly Hills, 90210, Charmed, Girls Just Want to Have Fun, and Heathers. She’s done an awful lot of work on herself to shed the “bad girl” rep that’s been with Doherty. People will bring up her differences with actress Alyssa Milano and other on-set issues.

Right now, though, Doherty is in the toughest battle of her life. She’s still making that funeral guest list once and checking it twice. Doherty has been married three times and has no children. While fighting this cancer battle, Doherty has put her career on hold. Doing the podcast, though, keeps her in the public eye.