Sir Bruce Forsyth is laid to rest
- Bang Showbiz
- 5 September 2017
Sir Bruce Forsyth's funeral took place yesterday and his close friends and family attended
Sir Bruce Forsyth has been laid to rest.
The former 'Strictly Come Dancing' host's close friends and family attended a "sad but beautiful" intimate ceremony on Monday (04.09.17) to pay their respects to the legendary presenter after he tragically passed away last month at the age of 89.
According to The Sun Online, guests lined up outside the church and released 12 white doves into the air to honour the late veteran entertainer as a speaker said: "To the rainbow. Somewhere over the rainbow. Until we all meet again."
The beautiful moment was captured on camera and shared on Instagram by Phones 4u founder John Caudwell, who accompanied the footage with the caption: "A sad but beautiful moment at Bruce's funeral. The loss of a dear friend and amazing entertainer that spanned my whole life! RIP Sir Bruce. X (sic)"
It's believed Bruce's family are planning another ceremony for his fans at a later date.
A source said previously: "Bruce's family are very much coming to terms with their loss, which is utterly devastating. It is too early to say for sure what will happen next. But the idea of the great and the good celebrating their friend's life alongside the ordinary fans who watched him for years is very much liked.
"Further conversations about it will be had in the coming weeks, when the family are ready. The decision, either way, will be theirs to make."
Bruce is survived by his wife Lady Wilnelia Forsyth and his six children - daughters Debbie, Julie and Laura from his first marriage with Penny Calvert, Charlotte and Louisa with his second spouse Anthea Redfern and a son with Wilnelia - as well as nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The television icon had been unwell for some time and was hospitalised earlier this year with a severe chest infection but his manager Ian Wilson said Bruce was still cracking jokes even in his ill health.