Family And Friends Pay Tribute To Sir John Mills
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 DOWN THE WIND.
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 lasting friendship."30/06/2005 05:10