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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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blackbelt.ron April 15 2014 at 12:50 PM

"I'll Be Back"...

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chemengmba April 15 2014 at 12:08 PM

I want mine to say "This is the only way I could find to rest". Actually I want to be cremated and ashes scattered over the Westboro Church, the FC of LDS, Qom, and the Vatican. I figure I will cover all my bases, just in case.

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Patricia April 15 2014 at 12:07 PM

My three words would be "HAD A BLAST"....

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RAMtronics April 15 2014 at 12:04 PM

I want to go peacefully and quiet as my Grandfather did. Not yelling and screaming like the other three guys in the car.

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dahaub April 15 2014 at 12:03 PM

Class all class.

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tricia1912 April 15 2014 at 12:00 PM

Mine will say " I Knew This Would happen "

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jjones6305 tricia1912 April 15 2014 at 12:05 PM

Mine will say ' I told you i was sick"

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bartoncc April 15 2014 at 11:58 AM

"I told you I was ill"

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matisam bartoncc April 15 2014 at 12:11 PM


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rolnutz April 15 2014 at 11:58 AM

"No more insomnia "

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RonRuthNik April 15 2014 at 11:56 AM

May I be so classy upon my death.

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ladydee429 April 15 2014 at 11:47 AM

A group of us online friends had a discussion of what we would like to be on our tombstones. My favorite one was "AFK, BRB"

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randihpnc246 ladydee429 April 15 2014 at 12:00 PM

Please, translate!

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deelewis2972 randihpnc246 April 15 2014 at 2:10 PM

AFK, BRB = Away From Keyboard, Be Right Back

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