(PCM) Douglas Allen Legler of Fargo, North Dakota passed away at the age of 85 and has possibly written himself the shortest obituary of all time. Seriously, the spelling of his name is longer than the obituary itself.
While Legler’s family can share a ton of stories in regards to his time working as a truck driver and a vending machine repair man, as well as a sometimes singer, none of those details appear in Legler’s obituary.
He told his family that he wanted to keep it simple, so Legler’s obituary reads “Doug Died”. That’s it, no more or no less. Legler wanted to be remembered for his sense of humor and his family was more than happy to honor his wishes.
Legler’s simple obituary has since gone viral and has been shared across the net. Many feel that they wish they could have known Legler better and his family says he never realized just how many people loved and cared for him.
Legler’s obituary will now live on in infamy, as one of the more unique and certainly straight to the point.
(PCM) There was a ton of speculation surround the death of pop superstar George Michael, who tragically died at home in his bed on Christmas Day (12/25) 2016. Many were pointing fingers and claiming that Michael died as a result of a drug overdose, however the coroners report has come back and revealed that Michael died as a result of natural causes.
The report states that Michael’s cause of death was dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver. Coroner Darren Salters report read:
Inquiries into the death of George Michael have been concluded and the final post mortem report received. As there is a confirmed natural cause of death, being dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver, the investigation is being discontinued and there is no need for an inquest or any further inquiries.
There you have it folks, drug use was not involved in Michael’s tragic passing. Maybe now the rumors will cease and allow the music world to continue to mourn his passing, as we truly lost a great talent.
(PCM) An emerging trend in the funeral business is planing to have you or your loved ones ashes pressed into a vinyl record that can actually be played. It is definitely a new and unique way for the deceased to literally be “heard” during their memorial celebrations and something tangible that the family and loved ones can cherish for years to come.
How it works is that the cremated remains of the deceased are pressed into the grooves of a vinyl record album. The records can be created to have any combination of songs on them that you wish and will play on any standard record player. Each side of the record will have about 12 to 15 minutes of playing time.
The idea is to create a very individualized experience that is tailored to each individual persons taste. One could choose to record their own voice, put together a soundtrack or simply just have the relaxing sounds of nature. Also, the pops and crackles that you hear when listening to a vinyl record would actually be caused by the ashes of the deceased.
It might sound a bit morbid, but it is definitely a new way to remember a loved one. According to the UK based company “And Vinyly” even if you are choosing burial over a full cremation, the vinyl is still an option as they can created the vinyl records just from the ashes of just one body part.
This option can however be a bit pricey as the creation of each vinyl records starts at about $650 per track on the record. However with funeral costs being as high as they are today, this may end up being a more affordable option.
(AOTN) Beloved actor Bill Paxton has passed away suddenly at the age of 61. Sources are claiming that Paxton died as a result of post-op complications after undergoing heart surgery. According to TMZ.com, the actor suffered from a fatal stroke which claimed his life.
Paxton is best known for his roles in films such as “Twister”, “Titantic”, “Aliens” and “Apollo 13”. He also starred in the HBO series “Big Love” and won an Emmy for his work on the mini-series “Hatfields and McCoys”. He was currently working on the CBS series “Training Day” at the time of his passing.
Paxton leaves behind his wife of 30 years Louise Newbury and their two children. In a statement his family says, “A loving husband and father, Bill began his career in Hollywood working on films in the art department and went on to have an illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor and filmmaker.
Bill’s passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable. We ask to please respect the family’s wish for privacy as they mourn the loss of their adored husband and father.“
Our sincere condolences go out to Paxton’s family and loved ones during this incredibly difficult time.
(PCM) The obituary penned for Mr. Leslie Ray Charping is receiving quite a bit of attention, but not for the heartfelt or sappy reasons you would imagine. In fact, Charpings obituary is not even one of the more humorous ones that loved ones often create when their relative passes away. Charpings is downright brutal and nasty and it is clear that his family feels little to no remorse in regards to his passing.
Charping died in Galveston, Texas and the following obituary was posted on the Carnes Funeral Home website. It quickly went viral, so much so, that the funeral home website crashed several times throughout the afternoon.
Leslie Ray “Popeye” Charping was born in Galveston on November 20, 1942 and passed away January 30, 2017, which was 29 years longer than expected and much longer than he deserved. Leslie battled with cancer in his latter years and lost his battle, ultimately due to being the horses ass he was known for. He leaves behind 2 relieved children; a son Leslie Roy Charping and daughter, Shiela Smith along with six grandchildren and countless other victims including an ex wife, relatives, friends, neighbors, doctors, nurses and random strangers. At a young age. Leslie quickly became a model example of bad parenting combined with mental illness and a complete commitment to drinking, drugs, womanizing and being generally offensive. Leslie enlisted to serve in the Navy, but not so much in a brave & patriotic way but more as part of a plea deal to escape sentencing on criminal charges. While enlisted, Leslie was the Navy boxing champion and went on to sufficiently embarrass his family and country by spending the remainder of his service in the Balboa Mental Health Hospital receiving much needed mental healthcare services. Leslie was surprisingly intelligent, however he lacked ambition and motivation to do anything more than being reckless, wasteful, squandering the family savings and fantasizing about get rich quick schemes. Leslie’s hobbies included being abusive to his family, expediting trips to heaven for the beloved family pets and fishing, which he was less skilled with than the previously mentioned. Leslie’s life served no other obvious purpose, he did not contribute to society or serve his community and he possessed no redeeming qualities besides quid witted sarcasm which was amusing during his sober days. With Leslie’s passing he will be missed only for what he rimer did; being a loving husband, father and good friend. No services will be held, there will be no prayers for eternal peace and no apologies to the family he tortured. Leslie’s remains will be cremated and kept in the barn until “Ray”, the family donkey’s wood shavings run out. Leslie’s passing proves that evil does in fact die and hopefully marks a time of healing and safety for all.
As the obituary continues to circulate online several news organizations began to dig a bit deeper to see if the children’s accusations about their father held any water. They were able to dig up Charpings police record and majority line-ups with what his children posted. There has been mixed reaction to the obituary online, as some feel that his children went too far by airing all of their family’s “dirty laundry” out of the world to see, while others praised them for being brave and finally getting the type of release they may have needed after years of abuse and neglect.
I wrote my father’s obituary. I loved my father because he was my father and his passing would not have been any less difficult had he been a good father. As someone that ‘hated a liar’, I believe even he would have appreciated the honesty. I apologize to anyone that my father hurt and I felt it would have been offensive to portray him as anything other than who he was. This obituary was intended to help bring closure because not talking about domestic violence doesn’t make it go away!
Thank you to those that have offered sincere condolences, understanding and prayers for our family, your words bring comfort. I am happy for those that simply do not understand, this means you had good parent(s) — please treasure what you have.
Although I appreciate everyone’s concern, it would have been much more appreciated at any time during my childhood. For those being cruel, please remember that you now resemble my father and I would be more than happy to pen your obituary as well.
(PCM) If you have ever paid a visit to the popular Vermont ice cream company, Ben & Jerry’s, website then you may have noticed that they feature a “Flavor Graveyard” on the site that pays homage to the companies many retired and failed flavors from over the years. However, did you know that there is actually a real-life flavor graveyard located at the Ben & Jerry’s factory located in Waterbury, Vermont that you can walk through as well. It is delightfully bizarre!
The flavor graveyard is situated on a hill that overlooks the factory and features granite headstones and witty epitaphs for each dearly departed flavor. According to Ben & Jerry’s website, the physical Flavor Graveyard was erected in 1997 and originally contained just 4 flavors, which only existed in the United States: Dastardly Mash, Economic Crunch, Ethan Almond and Tuskegee Chunk. Since then, the Graveyard has grown to include 35 flavors, including Wavy Gravy, Miz Jelena’s Sweet Potato Pie, Dublin Mudslide, Holy Cannoli and many more (mostly) beloved departed flavors .
You may wonder just what is buried underneath the headstones in the Flavor Graveyard. It seems that the folks at Ben & Jerry’s began have a mini funeral service for their departed flavors and a little wooden box containing a pint of the deceased ice cream flavor is placed in the ground. Some of the dearly departed flavors are described as :
1. Schweddy Balls (2011-2011) This ice cream with a name inspired by a famous Saturday Night Live sketch featured vanilla ice cream with a bit of rum, plus fudge-covered rum and malt balls.
2. Wavy Gravy (1991-2001) This caramel and cashew Brazil nut flavor stayed on shelves for eight years. The flavor also featured roasted almonds and a chocolate hazelnut fudge swirl. However, Ben & Jerry’s flavor graveyard claims, “Wavy Gravy isn’t dead – he lives in California.”
3. Oh Pear (1997-1997) This short-lived flavor featured an unusual combination flavors: pear ice cream with a tough of almond and a light fudge swirl throughout.
4. Dastardly Mash (1979-1991) This chocolate ice cream with pecans, almonds, chocolate chips, and raisins had a long run. Ben & Jerry’s flavor graveyeard attributes its downfall to raisins. “Here the brazen DASTARDLY lies,” it reads, “some say that raisin, caused its demise.”
5. Tuskeegee Chunk (1989-1990) This ice cream seems like it would have been popular — it was simply peanut butter ice cream with chocolate chunks throughout — yet it only stayed on shelves for a year.