In mist of the Dark Knight Rises movie massacre, the theater will step up to pay the victim’s funeral expenses,, this is what TMZ has learned. Because of this tragedy twelve people lost their lives, by the hands of James Holmes the gunman.
Some of the funerals have already taken place, including Rebecca Wingo who was thirty two years old and a mother of two children. Sources who know Wingo’s mother do tell TMZ that
Cinemark — corporate owners of the Century 16 Theater got a hold of the chapel where services for her were held and offered to pay the bill for her funeral. In fact, the owner of the chapel says Cinemark told him it was willing to provide financial backing to all victims’ families — by paying any funeral expenses not covered by the Crime Victims’ Compensation Fund.
Shirley Wygal, Rebecca’s mother did pass on their offer and through a spokesperson told TMZ, the reason was that the Victims Advocate Fund paid for everyone’s main funeral expenses.
The spokesperson told us,
“Ms. Wygal is extremely grateful for all those who continue to donate to their family through a memorial fund and Rebecca‘s two little girls left behind college fund via the families website at
AuroraHeroes.com which is not only made for Rebecca, but for all the victims of the tragedy … Any and all additional funds will be transferred to the two little girls of Rebecca‘s college fund.”