If this Californian state legislator was known for anything, it was his
love for a good time, and his funeral was no exception. Collins had set
aside money for his funeral to allow for a large party to celebrate his
life. Around 3,000 made it to the party, which was held in a hotel
ballroom. There was a large buffet, ice sculptures, bouquets of
balloons, three bars, and a 7-piece band.