The Dennis Hopper “Easy Rider” Funeral Service is scheduled for Noon Today, June 2nd 2010 in Taos, New Mexico. It si a private affair Public is not invited.
Hopper, the iconoclastic star of “Easy Rider” and other films, died Saturday of advanced prostate cancer at age 74……
Hopper owned a home in Taos and was often quoted saying he wanted to be buried in the picturesque town that is home to many artists and celebrities.
Dennis Hopper was engaged in a bitter divorce at the time of his death.
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Funeral Scandal will continue an grow in 2010
ConnectingDirectors.com agrees with me that 2009 was the year of the Funeral Scandal. However in the forums the webmaster insisted That Scandal Is caused by a few bad apples who disgrace the Funeral Industry. This is funeral industry myth about Funeral Scandal. Service Corporation International itself Leader The Funeral Industry Scandal itself amounts to more than a few bad apples.
ConnectingDirectors.Com and many industry Old timers insist that the media(press) sensationalize scandal because their business is death. The exact opposite is true the press and the media are not inclined to report Scandal because they rely on the paid obituary from the the Funeral Director for money. In Connecting Directors case and the Newspapers it is also paid advertising from the funeral home and the industry that fuels lack of honesty.
This is all covered in Your Funeral Guys Funeral book “Rest in Peace.” Naively hoping there will be less funeral scandal in 2010 than 2009 is unrealistic
“SCI, Walmart, and Batesville Lead List of Top 10 Funeral Industry Stories of 2009
2009 wasn’t exactly a picture perfect year for the funeral industry. Marred by scandal after scandal, most press that was given to the industry was negative. Lets hope the 2010 can be a better year.” via ConnectingDirectors.Com
For economic reasons alone, Funeral Scandal will increase in 2010.
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The original Death at a Funeral was great. The Chris Rock remake will be good in the Spring of 2010. It is an urban remake of the 2007 Original by Frank Oz. Remakes are not as good as the original.
Some say The Trailer is quite Funny. Others say unfunny-you decide Link:
Click Here for the Chris Rock Death At a Funeral OFFICIAL Movie Trailer
Chris Rock Death at a Funeral Remake Trailer makes for a good laugh
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Chris Rock Pic from http://www.firstshowing.net/2009/12/04/chris-rocks-death-at-a-funeral-urban-remake-trailer-debut/
Is there any Funeral|Cemetery Regulation in Illinois? Essentially there is NO to minimal regulation in Illinois of Funerals and Cemeteries- Preneed regulation exists but is in adequate by the regulator’s own admission(The Illinois Comptroller). License Regulation will get some teeth in 2010.
Other Reforms are on the way related to the Burr oak Cemetery Scandal.. But with the Illinois Funeral Directors Association Sandal reaching into the NFDA Executive Board with Randal L Earl(NFDA Executive Secretary) many Funeral Directors in Illinois feel it is too little too late.
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