Stars including RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH, DAME JUDI DENCH and SIR MICHAEL CAINE
joined SIR JOHN MILLS' family to pay tribute to the accomplished actor at a
memorial service held in London today (30JUN05).
The RYAN'S DAUGHTER star died at his Buckinghamshire, England home in
April (05) following a sort illness. He was 97.
And his family and friends were keen to express the deep impact Mills had
on their lives at the St Martin-in-the-Fields church service.
Dench gushed, "The most talented, the most adorable, the most charming and
the naughtiest man I have ever met."
Mills' daughter JULIET added, "If I had to chose three words to describe
him, I think they would be loving, brave and funny. He was the funniest man I
have ever known.
Music at the service was provided by Mills' grandson CRISPIAN, who was
once the lead singer of British rock band KULA SHAKER, and ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER
- who joined singer ANDREA ROSSI to perform a song from his hit musical WHISTLE
Lord Attenborough said of his friend of 63 years, "I thought he was a hero
then and to me he remained so throughout his life.
"I shall miss his guidance, I shall miss his caring and his unfailing
sense of honour, but most of all I shall miss his loyalty and devotion in our