July 16 [12:00 EDT] -- A public memorial service for the late singer/songwriter Jeff Buckley has been set for Friday, August 1 at St. Ann's Church in Brooklyn Heights, New York.
The 30-year-old Buckley's drowned body was found in Memphis Harbor on June 4.
His mother asks that mourners wear white or spring colors to the service, and while the service is open to the public, seating in the church is limited to 550 people.
A short film tribute to Buckley featuring snapshots as well as film and video footage from the performer's life will be shown following the church service.
Buckley's mother also requests that instead of bringing or sending flowers, fans send donations to the Memphis Zoological Society. Buckley had been living in Memphis since February working on the follow-up to his 1994 debut effort "Grace."
While in Memphis, Buckley visited the zoo often, and was especially enamored with the zoo's tigers and butterflies. The singer even did some
volunteer work there before his passing.
Donations can be sent to:
Memphis Zoological Society 2000 Galloway Memphis, TN 38112 Attn: Thomas O'Malley