Shannen Doherty Reveals Her End-of-Life Plans

Shannen Doherty is revealing her end-of-life plans.
During the latest episode of her podcast, Shannen Doherty opened up about how she wants her life celebrated and how she hopes to spend eternity.

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As Doherty admitted, she understands the conversation about the end of her life is “such a morbid conversation, but it’s also so fun,” she said before revealing how she hopes to spend all of eternity.

“I want [my remains] to be mixed with my dog and I want it to be mixed with my dad. I do not want to be buried and not cremated.”

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Doherty has been living with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer that has spread to several parts of her body. And although she has been open about her plans to continue battling the disease, starring death in the face has forced her to have difficult conversations with herself and those closest to her.

As the actress continued, she added that she hopes her funeral will be “a healthy mixture.” But more than that she wants it to be a “party” or a “celebration” with only the people who have loved her unconditionally.


“There’s a lot of people that I think would show up that I don’t want there,” Doherty explained. “I don’t want them there because their reasons for showing up aren’t necessarily the best reasons, like, they don’t really like me and, you know, they have their reasons and good for them, but they don’t actually really like me enough to show up to my funeral.”

“But they will, because it’s the politically correct thing to do and they don’t want to look bad, so I kinda want to take the pressure off them and I want my funeral to be like a love fest. I don’t want people to be crying or people to privately be like, ‘Thank God that b*tch is dead now.’” 


Doherty was first diagnosed with cancer in 2015. And after going into remission a few years later, the cancer unfortunately returned in 2019.

She is now using her social platforms to share her story and made a vow to live her life to the fullest despite the cancer growing inside of her.


In a 2023 interview with People, Doherty said, despite having her arrangements planned out, that she’s not ready to die. “I’m not done with living. I’m not done with loving. I’m not done with creating. I’m not done with hopefully changing things for the better. I’m just not — I’m not done.”

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