The family of Christopher Reeve (search) will hold a private memorial service for the "Superman" (search) star this month.

The event will be held Oct. 29 at the Juilliard School, where Reeve studied drama, his paralysis foundation announced Tuesday. About 900 guests are expected, the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation (search) said in a statement on its Web site.

Reeve, who was left a quadriplegic after a May 1995 horse riding accident, died Oct. 10 after complications from an infection caused by a bed sore. He was 52.

Reeve's wife, Dana Reeve, posted a letter on the Web site expressing gratitude for the support the family has received.

"We are moved by and sincerely grateful for all these gestures — large and small — for they do make a difference," the letter said.