Date: 9th July 2004

Brando cremated in secret funeral

Hollywood legend Marlon Brando was cremated in a private funeral on Monday in Los Angeles, his lawyer has said.
David Seeley said he did not know any of the details of the ceremony and knew of no plans for a memorial service.

"All I can tell you is... anything that's going to occur in the future is a private family matter," he said.

The reclusive star died of lung failure at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles on Thursday evening, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Mr Seeley said Brando's family were keeping any future plans "under a closed, need-to-know basis".

He also dismissed media reports that Brando had left behind precise, taped instructions for how he wanted to be remembered.

Source: Press Release