(From XBIZ.com) – Organizers of this Friday’s “Celebration of Life” for Christian Mann have requested that those industry members who wish to pay tribute to the late executive in a speech keep their remarks to three minutes.
The memorial organizers on Wednesday released the following statement:
“Christian was loved by so many people that a lot of his friends want to share their stories. Because we want everyone to have a chance to speak, we are asking that the speakers keep their speeches to three minutes. We will be starting promptly at 4 p.m. and food will be served.”
The gathering is set for 4 to 8 p.m. at the Airtel Plaza hotel located at 7277 Valjean Ave. in Van Nuys, Calif., 91406.
Industry members should RSVP to ChristianMann.com.
(From AVN.com) – A celebration of the life of Christian Mann, the highly-respected adult industry veteran who ran Video Team for nearly a decade and who, for the past six years, had served as General Manager for Evil Angel Productions, will take place on Friday evening, August 8, at the Airtel Plaza Hotel in Van Nuys.
“Christian Mann—the man, the myth, the adult industry legend!” reads the celebration website. “Come and celebrate his extraordinary life with other friends who loved him deeply and respected his integrity, trusted his insights, and admired his brilliance and wicked, biting wit. He was an absolute original, and he will be missed.”
Attended by his wife, Melissa Mann, and his sister, Melissa Villaneuva, Mann died after a long illness on Wednesday evening, July 30. Tributes to Christian Mann from many adult industry members who knew him can be found here and here.
The celebration will begin at 4 p.m. and is expected to last about four hours. The Airtel Plaza Hotel is located at 7277 Valjean Avenue, at the corner of Sherman Way, in Van Nuys, Calif. 91406.
Those who wish to attend are asked to RSVP here. AVN thanks Vivid Entertainment co-owner Steve Hirsch, a long-time friend of Mann’s, for the above information.
“Christian was loved by so many people that a lot of his friends want to share their stories,” noted Hirsch and his sister Marci. “Because we want everyone to have a chance to speak, we are asking that the speakers keep their speeches to 3 minutes. We will be starting promptly at 4 p.m. and food will be served.”
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to three organizations that were very important to Christian.