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#Obituary

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

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

Aug 3rd 2020, 9:45 AM 30,396 Views 24 Comments

The former SDLP leader has died aged 83.

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 16,625 Views 70 Comments

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

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 40,980 Views 10 Comments

It was the year we bid our final farewells to…

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 41,405 Views 88 Comments

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

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 35,324 Views 30 Comments

Miguel Ferrer had an acting career that spanned four decades.

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 32,179 Views 21 Comments

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

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 9,469 Views 11 Comments

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

'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 9,211 Views 3 Comments

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

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 8,043 Views 1 Comment

The world lost The Greatest last night.

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 6,299 Views 3 Comments

Bow down.

Magician Paul Daniels dies aged 77
# RIP
# RIP

Magician Paul Daniels dies aged 77

Mar 17th 2016, 8:49 AM 36,953 Views 63 Comments

Daniels had been diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour.

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 4,420 Views 0 Comments

“In lieu of flowers…”

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 47,720 Views 47 Comments

It was the year we bid our final farewells to…

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 9,079 Views 28 Comments

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

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 6,754 Views 0 Comments

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

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 7,692 Views 3 Comments

Applause.

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

Veteran RTE broadcaster Liam Ó Murchú has died

Jun 29th 2015, 7:06 PM 28,775 Views 14 Comments

He was 86.

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 7,720 Views 0 Comments

The internet thinks so.

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 11,894 Views 26 Comments

The singer was 76.

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 8,003 Views 1 Comment

She has how many grandchildren?!

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 8,478 Views 14 Comments

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

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 19,058 Views 17 Comments

Here’s how it all came about.

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 2,927 Views 1 Comment

This has an unexpectedly brilliant opening paragraph.

'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 5,438 Views 1 Comment

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

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 12,083 Views 8 Comments

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

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 4,819 Views 0 Comments

Is it dusty in here?

Singer Alvin Stardust dies aged 72
# RIP
# RIP

Singer Alvin Stardust dies aged 72

Oct 23rd 2014, 11:27 AM 11,674 Views 13 Comments

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

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 9,523 Views 8 Comments

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

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 19,485 Views 43 Comments

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

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 33,575 Views 48 Comments

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

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 12,963 Views 19 Comments

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

Writer Maya Angelou has died at 86
# RIP
# RIP

Writer Maya Angelou has died at 86

May 28th 2014, 2:33 PM 9,351 Views 13 Comments

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

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 4,558 Views 2 Comments

He loved motorcycles.

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 11,702 Views 27 Comments

The Colombian writer was 87.

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 18,707 Views 30 Comments

The author died at home at the age of 68.

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 5,944 Views 6 Comments

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

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 4,761 Views 1 Comment

What a guy.

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 3,661 Views 3 Comments

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

Folk legend Pete Seeger dies at 94
# RIP
# RIP

Folk legend Pete Seeger dies at 94

Jan 28th 2014, 8:42 AM 6,516 Views 9 Comments

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

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 8,281 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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