A public funeral service for Suzanne Patmore Gibbs, the beloved TV executive and head of Sony Pictures TV’s TriStar Television who died suddenly last Thursday at age 50, will be held on Saturday, April 7 at 4 PM. The location is Hall of Liberty at the Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills Memorial Park.
The service is open to anyone who wants to pay tribute to the veteran executive who, throughout her career at ABC, Touchstone TV, Sony TV and TriStar TV, always strived to give opportunities for female showrunners and directors and championed projects with strong female roles, including ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy and Desperate Housewives. Attendees are advised to arrive by 3:30 PM to allow time for parking.
The news of Patmore Gibbs’ unexpected death of complications from minor surgery has been devastating for those who knew her, and a number of her closest friends in the industry are gathering privately this week for “a night of hugs and tears” to mourn the mother of two.