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#Obituary

# obituary - Monday 3 August, 2020

Ireland's peacemaker, John Hume (1937-2020)
# Obituary
# Obituary

Ireland's peacemaker, John Hume (1937-2020)

Aug 3rd 2020, 9:45 AM 30,248 Views 23 Comments

The former SDLP leader has died aged 83.

# obituary - Thursday 26 December, 2019

Larry Donnelly: Trump re-election in 2020 not a done deal, but Democrats face an uphill battle
# US Elections
# US Elections

Larry Donnelly: Trump re-election in 2020 not a done deal, but Democrats face an uphill battle

Dec 26th 2019, 9:28 PM 16,605 Views 69 Comments

The Democrats bowed to pressure on impeachment, but will it make a difference to the 2020 result?

# obituary - Monday 31 December, 2018

Remembering the Irish men and women we lost in 2018
# RIP
# RIP

Remembering the Irish men and women we lost in 2018

Dec 31st 2018, 9:00 AM 40,927 Views 10 Comments

It was the year we bid our final farewells to…

# obituary - Sunday 26 August, 2018

US senator and former presidential candidate John McCain has died aged 81
# Obituary
# Obituary

US senator and former presidential candidate John McCain has died aged 81

Updated Aug 26th 2018, 7:18 AM 41,369 Views 88 Comments

The veteran politician is survived by his wife Cindy and seven children.

# obituary - Friday 20 January, 2017

One of the ultimate 'that guy' character actors has passed away
# Miguel Ferrer
# Miguel Ferrer

One of the ultimate 'that guy' character actors has passed away

Jan 20th 2017, 9:24 AM 35,305 Views 28 Comments

Miguel Ferrer had an acting career that spanned four decades.

# obituary - Monday 9 January, 2017

Ireland's man of the century, TK Whitaker, dies aged 100
# Service To The State
# Service To The State

Ireland's man of the century, TK Whitaker, dies aged 100

Jan 9th 2017, 11:23 PM 31,786 Views 21 Comments

The humble civil servant created the blueprint for modern Ireland with his economic policies.

# obituary - Monday 2 January, 2017

Prodigious British author and art critic John Berger has died aged 90
# RIP
# RIP

Prodigious British author and art critic John Berger has died aged 90

Jan 2nd 2017, 9:51 PM 9,452 Views 11 Comments

Berger’s Ways of Seeing programme changed the face of art criticism.

# obituary - Saturday 17 December, 2016

'Irishman dies from stubbornness, whiskey': This man's brilliant obituary is going viral
# Legend
From The Daily Edge
# Legend

'Irishman dies from stubbornness, whiskey': This man's brilliant obituary is going viral

Dec 17th 2016, 3:01 PM 9,188 Views 3 Comments

“Absolut vodka and Simply Orange companies are devastated by the loss of Connors.”

# obituary - Saturday 4 June, 2016

From Rome to Manila: Muhammad Ali 'shook up the world'
# Obituary
From The42
# Obituary

From Rome to Manila: Muhammad Ali 'shook up the world'

Jun 4th 2016, 10:53 AM 7,946 Views 1 Comment

The world lost The Greatest last night.

# obituary - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

A woman used her obituary to diss both Trump and Clinton
# Shots Fired
From The Daily Edge
# Shots Fired

A woman used her obituary to diss both Trump and Clinton

May 18th 2016, 8:03 AM 6,291 Views 3 Comments

Bow down.

# obituary - Thursday 17 March, 2016

Magician Paul Daniels dies aged 77
# RIP
# RIP

Magician Paul Daniels dies aged 77

Mar 17th 2016, 8:49 AM 36,912 Views 63 Comments

Daniels had been diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour.

# obituary - Saturday 23 January, 2016

This man used his obituary to urge people not to vote for Donald Trump and now he's going viral
# Dying Wish
From The Daily Edge
# Dying Wish

This man used his obituary to urge people not to vote for Donald Trump and now he's going viral

Jan 23rd 2016, 11:53 AM 4,414 Views 0 Comments

“In lieu of flowers…”

# obituary - Thursday 31 December, 2015

Deaths in 2015: Saying goodbye to those we loved and lost this year
# RIP
# RIP

Deaths in 2015: Saying goodbye to those we loved and lost this year

Dec 31st 2015, 10:00 PM 47,677 Views 47 Comments

It was the year we bid our final farewells to…

# obituary - Saturday 10 October, 2015

Geoffrey Howe, old ally to Margaret Thatcher, has died
# RIP
# RIP

Geoffrey Howe, old ally to Margaret Thatcher, has died

Oct 10th 2015, 4:07 PM 9,018 Views 29 Comments

Howe, former chancellor of the exchequer among other things, has died from a heart attack aged 88.

# obituary - Saturday 22 August, 2015

This lady has the cutest obituary you'll read today
# Wonderful
From The Daily Edge
# Wonderful

This lady has the cutest obituary you'll read today

Aug 22nd 2015, 9:14 AM 6,724 Views 0 Comments

“She disliked very much the end of the football season, her middle name and McDonalds.”

# obituary - Friday 3 July, 2015

This man's to-the-point obituary is going viral
# Deadpan
From The Daily Edge
# Deadpan

This man's to-the-point obituary is going viral

Jul 3rd 2015, 11:47 AM 7,671 Views 3 Comments

Applause.

# obituary - Monday 29 June, 2015

Veteran RTE broadcaster Liam Ó Murchú has died
# RIP
# RIP

Veteran RTE broadcaster Liam Ó Murchú has died

Jun 29th 2015, 7:06 PM 28,694 Views 14 Comments

He was 86.

# obituary - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Is this the harshest obituary headline ever?
# Ouch
From The Daily Edge
# Ouch

Is this the harshest obituary headline ever?

Jun 24th 2015, 9:28 AM 7,703 Views 0 Comments

The internet thinks so.

# obituary - Friday 1 May, 2015

Ben E King, singer of Stand By Me, has died.
# RIP
# RIP

Ben E King, singer of Stand By Me, has died.

May 1st 2015, 2:46 PM 11,874 Views 26 Comments

The singer was 76.

# obituary - Thursday 30 April, 2015

This grandmother's obituary has one very interesting detail
# Add It Up
From The Daily Edge
# Add It Up

This grandmother's obituary has one very interesting detail

Apr 30th 2015, 7:38 AM 7,849 Views 1 Comment

She has how many grandchildren?!

# obituary - Monday 23 March, 2015

Singapore's founding father, 'a true giant of history', dies aged 91
# Remember
# Remember

Singapore's founding father, 'a true giant of history', dies aged 91

Mar 23rd 2015, 7:54 AM 8,387 Views 14 Comments

Lee Kuan Yew has been hailed as the person who turned Singapore into the prosperous city it is today.

# obituary - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

This man's obituary says he died "due to an uppercut from Batman"
# Superhero
# Superhero

This man's obituary says he died "due to an uppercut from Batman"

Feb 24th 2015, 10:08 AM 19,039 Views 17 Comments

Here’s how it all came about.

# obituary - Monday 23 February, 2015

This man's obituary lists his cause of death as 'uppercut from Batman'
# Fitting Tribute
From The Daily Edge
# Fitting Tribute

This man's obituary lists his cause of death as 'uppercut from Batman'

Feb 23rd 2015, 4:00 PM 2,914 Views 1 Comment

This has an unexpectedly brilliant opening paragraph.

# obituary - Friday 30 January, 2015

'Plain and overweight': This dreadful obituary of a female author is causing a storm online
# Nevertheless
From The Daily Edge
# Nevertheless

'Plain and overweight': This dreadful obituary of a female author is causing a storm online

Jan 30th 2015, 9:18 AM 5,421 Views 1 Comment

Twitter users are posting their own obituaries in response to an Australian newspaper’s gaffe.

# obituary - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Golden era Hollywood actress Luise Rainer dies aged 104
# RIP
# RIP

Golden era Hollywood actress Luise Rainer dies aged 104

Dec 30th 2014, 3:06 PM 12,060 Views 8 Comments

Her roles ranged from the 1930s German stage to television’s The Love Boat.

# obituary - Monday 1 December, 2014

Dad with cancer writes funny, lovely obituary before death
# Obituary
From The Daily Edge
# Obituary

Dad with cancer writes funny, lovely obituary before death

Dec 1st 2014, 7:57 AM 4,766 Views 0 Comments

Is it dusty in here?

# obituary - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Singer Alvin Stardust dies aged 72
# RIP
# RIP

Singer Alvin Stardust dies aged 72

Oct 23rd 2014, 11:27 AM 11,653 Views 13 Comments

The glamrock singer had a string of hits throughout the 1970s and 80s.

# obituary - Thursday 28 August, 2014

An Post's anniversary tribute to Seamus Heaney is beautiful
# Brill-ately
# Brill-ately

An Post's anniversary tribute to Seamus Heaney is beautiful

Aug 28th 2014, 2:05 PM 9,490 Views 8 Comments

For when you want to rest the squat pen between finger and thumb and, you know, write a letter…

# obituary - Thursday 21 August, 2014

A risk taker, a dealer and a peacemaker: Remembering Albert Reynolds (1932-2014)
# RIP
# RIP

A risk taker, a dealer and a peacemaker: Remembering Albert Reynolds (1932-2014)

Aug 21st 2014, 11:26 PM 19,409 Views 43 Comments

The 81-year-old former taoiseach passed away in the early hours of this morning.

# obituary - Monday 21 July, 2014

Karl Albrecht, reclusive founder of Aldi supermarket, has died aged 94
# Rags To Riches
# Rags To Riches

Karl Albrecht, reclusive founder of Aldi supermarket, has died aged 94

Jul 21st 2014, 6:52 PM 33,454 Views 48 Comments

He went from selling buns on the street, to having a fortune of $25.9 billion.

# obituary - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Prolific actor Eli Wallach dies at the age of 98
# RIP
# RIP

Prolific actor Eli Wallach dies at the age of 98

Jun 25th 2014, 7:49 AM 12,830 Views 19 Comments

The actor was best known for his roles in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, and The Magnificent Seven.

# obituary - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Writer Maya Angelou has died at 86
# RIP
# RIP

Writer Maya Angelou has died at 86

May 28th 2014, 2:33 PM 9,324 Views 13 Comments

She was best known for her work I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings.

# obituary - Saturday 19 April, 2014

This obituary for 'Pervert Dave' is completely real
# Rest In Peace
From The Daily Edge
# Rest In Peace

This obituary for 'Pervert Dave' is completely real

Apr 19th 2014, 5:00 PM 4,542 Views 2 Comments

He loved motorcycles.

# obituary - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Gabriel García Márquez, Nobel Prize-winning writer, has died
# RIP
# RIP

Gabriel García Márquez, Nobel Prize-winning writer, has died

Apr 17th 2014, 10:56 PM 11,681 Views 27 Comments

The Colombian writer was 87.

# obituary - Friday 11 April, 2014

Sue Townsend, author of Adrian Mole books, has died
# RIP
# RIP

Sue Townsend, author of Adrian Mole books, has died

Apr 11th 2014, 1:10 AM 18,678 Views 30 Comments

The author died at home at the age of 68.

# obituary - Sunday 30 March, 2014

President Higgins pays tribute to former Senator Sam McAughtry
# RIP
# RIP

President Higgins pays tribute to former Senator Sam McAughtry

Mar 30th 2014, 3:44 PM 5,914 Views 6 Comments

McAughtry, who was a writer and broadcaster, had played a role in the peace process throughout his life.

# obituary - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Family discover wonderful obituary grandfather wrote for himself before he died
# Raise A Glass
From The Daily Edge
# Raise A Glass

Family discover wonderful obituary grandfather wrote for himself before he died

Mar 11th 2014, 8:30 PM 4,748 Views 1 Comment

What a guy.

# obituary - Friday 31 January, 2014

Here's the touching police dog obituary that has the internet bawling its eyes out
# One Last Ride
From The Daily Edge
# One Last Ride

Here's the touching police dog obituary that has the internet bawling its eyes out

Jan 31st 2014, 11:53 AM 3,640 Views 3 Comments

Christopher Coscia’s heartfelt tribute to his canine companion went viral after appearing on Facebook.

# obituary - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Folk legend Pete Seeger dies at 94
# RIP
# RIP

Folk legend Pete Seeger dies at 94

Jan 28th 2014, 8:42 AM 6,498 Views 9 Comments

The folk music champion died of natural causes at a New York hospital last night.

# obituary - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Nelson Mandela: Prisoner, president and father of 'Rainbow Nation'
# Obituary
# Obituary

Nelson Mandela: Prisoner, president and father of 'Rainbow Nation'

Dec 5th 2013, 10:41 PM 8,229 Views 24 Comments

The former president of South Africa, who spent 27 years in prison, inspired a nation and the world.

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