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Ian McKellen wants his memorial service to be held in a theatre

Press Trust of India  |  London 

Veteran actor-stage star has said he has everything planned when it comes to his funeral and wants his memorial service to be held in a in a "celebratory way".

The 78-year-old said he thinks about death "every day" and even spent a whole evening making a "wish list" for the final service to acknowledge his life journey, reported.

According to upcoming documentary, "McKellen: Playing The Part", said he did not want religion involved in his funeral.

"And I would like the memorial to take place in a celebratory way - in a Free admission. And I'd want a lot of beautiful people. And when I finished this I thought, 'Ooh, I'd love to go to that funeral.' So I hope I might arrange a dress rehearsal before I go," the "Lord of The Rings" star said.

"As I see other people getting decrepit and unable to work, I think, well, that may well happen to me... But in the meantime why deny myself the pleasure of rehearsing a play?" he added.

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 17:05 IST