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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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larryjenkins44 April 15 2014 at 11:21 AM

Mine: Spent it all!

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MICHELLE larryjenkins44 April 15 2014 at 11:35 AM

Great way to eliminate the need for a will!

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smellmyfarted April 15 2014 at 10:41 AM

from boot hill
Here lies Les More.
He died from 4 shots from a .44
No Les no More!

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sandybaydesign April 15 2014 at 10:40 AM

Rest In Peace.

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biker82112 April 15 2014 at 1:05 PM


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patcb1 April 15 2014 at 10:36 AM

Would loved to have met this man.

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Jerry April 15 2014 at 10:32 AM

My favorite was on a tombstone out west somewhere (I forget exactly where) that read: "See? I TOLD you I was sick!"

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csm324 Jerry April 15 2014 at 10:43 AM

There is a tombstone in Key West, FL with 'told you I was sick'.

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jwalt1 Jerry April 15 2014 at 10:55 AM

Spike Milligan has that on his gravestone too but in Gaelic

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Suz April 15 2014 at 2:01 PM

I saw an obit in the local paper for a 97-year-old lady . .. instead of saying she "passed away" or "died", it said she "left the party" !!!! How AWESOME!!!

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Irish Suz April 15 2014 at 2:20 PM

That's a good one!

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vmaher888 Suz April 15 2014 at 2:29 PM

She left the building !

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JTalltrees1 April 15 2014 at 2:17 PM

point taken

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bridgesfam79 April 15 2014 at 2:32 PM

Great sense of humor! R.I.P. Stig.

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broot32053 April 15 2014 at 10:28 AM

My wife has written this one for me......

Jack Died. Harley for sale.

Following obit is purportedly true. " Here lay the bones of Nettie Jones. In life she knew no terrors. A virgin born, a virgin died. No hits , no runs, no errors. "

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