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Funeral for Charlie Harper – Presented by

September 11, 2011

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Funeral for Charlie Harper – Presented by

Charlie Harper is no more. He has bought the farm, kicked the bucket and snuffed out his last cigar as he passes away and fades to black for his final curtain call. The beloved fictional character best known for his womanizing, partying and self-centered hedonism is being laid to rest after endearing himself to fans of his often absurd but always entertaining lifestyle. Clearly, Charlie deserves a unique and memorable sendoff fitting for his larger-than-life character from the very fans who made him a success, those loyal followers who have been left on the edge of their seats with his sudden departure.

Thanks to an innovative funeral planning website and one of North America’s leading funeral consultancy firms, fans of Charlie will soon have the chance to have their own sensational sendoff with a humorous theatrical funeral performance titled “It’s Curtains for Charlie Harper” on Sunday, September 18, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Presented by the innovative new personal funeral planning website appropriately called and Ryan M. Lee Mortuary Consultants Inc, “It’s Curtains For Charlie Harper” will be a humorous life celebration of Charlie Harper. This live event about the sudden death of Charlie will include an eclectic mix never before seen at a funeral including professional comedians, musicians, sexy mourners and unusual clergy who will offer their own comical thoughts on the passing of a pop culture giant. This event is certain to put the “Fun” in Funeral as the only tears that will be shed will be tears of laughter. All members of the public and funeral industry workers are invited to this free event.

According to Colin Firth, founder of, “Never before in the entertainment world has there ever been so much excitement and anticipation surrounding a death as there is with Charlie Harper’s upcoming demise. Charlie’s imminent death is today’s version of ‘Who Shot JR’ from the 1980’s hit TV show Dallas. We thought that the millions of Charlie’s fans needed their own way of celebrating Charlie’s life. We are offering them this unique opportunity to say goodbye to Charlie by participating in our humorous production by sending us their thoughts and memories that we will work to incorporate into “It’s Curtains for Charlie Harper.” This is truly an event for Charlie’s fans from all across North America.”

“It is our goal to show people that they can create their own personalized celebration of life which is now being incorporated into funerals across the changing funeral services industry” says Ryan M. Lee, who has nearly fifteen years experience as a funeral director and industry consultant. “After nearly a century of the same practices and traditions, funerals are finally changing through personalization and the death of the fictitious Charlie Harper character provides us with a format to educate people about their own options to plan for the inevitable. We hope that by presenting a humorous sendoff for this fictitious character people will get the message that they can choose whatever they want for their final sendoff wishes.”

The event is expected to draw thousands of fans to the performance in addition to a planned live webcast where organizers are expecting tens of thousands of fans to watch the event online. Event organizers are also taking the unusual step of inviting anyone with the name ‘Charlie Harper’ to attend the event to sit in the dedicated Charlie Harper VIP section.

“It’s Curtains For Charlie Harper” organizers Firth and Lee have also kept some of the details under wraps but have coyly put out the hint that they just might even have some surprise guests who will want to offer their own firsthand memories of Charlie. “It’s Curtains For Charlie Harper” will take place at The Taft High School Football Stadium*, 5461 Winnetka Avenue in Woodland Hills, California starting at 2 p.m. Admission is free with a canned food donation that will be provided to a local food bank. The event is rated PG-13.

For further information, interviews or media passes, please contact Colin Firth at media(at)mysendoff(dot)com or (650) 557-2130 or contact Ryan M. Lee at info(at)mortuaryconsultant(dot)com. is an innovative social media site where members plan their own final funeral sendoff details including personal final wishes, pictures, music choices and special instructions for chosen cyber pallbearers who are entrusted to ensure members’ sendoff wishes are honored.

Ryan M. Lee Mortuary Consultants is a leading funeral consultancy business offering a wide range of service to funeral home operators in North America. President Ryan M. Lee is a licensed funeral director, embalmer, best-selling author and event planner based in Westlake Village, California.