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Man's three-word obit goes viral

Swedish Man Writes 3-Word Obituary

Frank Sinatra said it best - in the end "I'll do it my way." And that's exactly what one Swedish man did.

Stig Kernell told his local funeral home to forgo the traditional obituary and instead publish one simple line when he finally passed...that line?

"I am dead."

He felt that sufficiently summed it up. His son said he had a great sense of humor, which is reflected in the brief obit. He said it shows his dad wasn't afraid of death.

Kernell was 92 years old when he passed -- if he was hoping to keep his obit simple, it kind of had the opposite effect.

Newspapers around the world picked up the unusual obituary ... giving much more acknowledgement to Kernell's death than he ever intended!

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ccp April 15 2014 at 5:09 AM

I like it.

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Saint Richard ccp April 15 2014 at 5:25 AM

I can do better than that, and more grammatically correct, since the present tense is ludicrous. Two words: "I died".

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brooks1947 Saint Richard April 15 2014 at 5:48 AM

How about "Now dead."

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Mike April 15 2014 at 5:58 AM

Clever. It makes you want to know more about him.

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phaver44 April 15 2014 at 6:04 AM

I am amused.

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Pastor Ric April 15 2014 at 6:05 AM

"I'm Outta Here", LOL

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patricia April 15 2014 at 5:52 AM

simple and to the point

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Alexander April 15 2014 at 5:48 AM

Must have been a great guy,hope he rests in peace

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Andrew April 15 2014 at 5:44 AM

Fin~ lol will be mine :D

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carolann113 April 15 2014 at 5:36 AM

Love it, short and sweet. Sleep well Mr. Kernell.

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Victor April 15 2014 at 5:30 AM

good for him so many people put pictures in their obit that were 50 or 60 years old they surely didnt look that way when they passed

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jejozi April 15 2014 at 5:23 AM

So it goes.

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