Stars including Lou Reed, Rufus Wainwright, actor Philip Seymour Hoffman and fashion king Calvin Klein attended a New York church on Thursday (05Jan12) for a memorial service for three girls killed in an inferno on Christmas Day (25Dec11).
The daughters and parents of fashion advertising executive Madonna Badger perished in the tragedy in Connecticut, and a memorial was held in Manhattan ahead of a private funeral service on Thursday.
Wainwright moved mourners to tears with an a cappella version of Somewhere Over the Rainbow, and singer-songwriter Jenni Muldaur performed a rendition of Amazing Grace.
Madonna Badger is credited with creating Mark Wahlberg's iconic ad for Calvin Klein underwear.