While Celebs Attend Joan Rivers' Funeral, Fans Slam Clinic's Yelp Page

Today, people of all walks, but more importantly, celebrities gathered at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan's Upper East Side to attend Joan Rivers' memorial service, while about 500 spectators and 100 media looked on from the streets outside. » 9/07/14 5:15pm 9/07/14 5:15pm

Deceased Woman Looks Fabulous, Smokes Menthol at World's Best Funeral

A New Orleans woman had a very nontraditional funeral this week. Instead of lying in a casket she was up, sitting, and holding a menthol cigarette. » 6/13/14 12:20pm 6/13/14 12:20pm

Funeral Home Buries Wrong Woman Despite Husband's Insistence That She…

Cohabiting with someone for 51-years is usually pretty good grounds to be able to identify that person's dead body, but apparently that wasn't a reasonable enough qualification for the Simpson Family Mortuary of Inglewood, California, a business that, upon being informed by 73-year-old Evan Davidson that the woman… » 3/12/13 5:00pm 3/12/13 5:00pm

Jacintha Saldanha’s Body Returns to India and the BBC Cancels Prank…

The body of Jacintha Saldanha, the nurse who apparently killed herself over a prank phone call from two hapless Australian DJs looking to get details about Kate Middleton's pregnancy, is being escorted from the UK to Mangalore, India today by Saldanha's husband and two children. According to the BBC, the burial will… » 12/16/12 4:00pm 12/16/12 4:00pm

The French President’s Marrying Authority Extends Beyond the Grave

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has granted permission for Caroline Monet, the pregnant girlfriend of a French paratrooper killed by Mohamed Merah, to marry her boyfriend posthumously, authority that the president can wield in certain cases of especial poignancy. » 3/24/12 12:00pm 3/24/12 12:00pm

Christlike Priest Denies Lesbian Communion at Mother's Funeral, Leaves…

Today in religious people who act like dicks and say they have to do it because of their religion: a priest in Gaithersburg, Maryland denied a gay woman communion at her own mother's funeral, and then walked out of the church as she was delivering the eulogy. » 2/28/12 6:15pm 2/28/12 6:15pm

This Is the Hoarder Story of Your Nightmares

The remains of a 95-year-old woman named Anne Bunch were found in a Florida storage unit nearly 17 years after she died in 1994. Her daughter, Bobbie Barnett Hancock, — described as a "hoarder" by her ex-husband — kept her mother's remains in storage until she could no longer afford the unit and had to sell it and its… » 1/29/12 4:00pm 1/29/12 4:00pm

Civil-Rights Leader Dorothy Height Honored With All-Star Memorial

Hundreds gathered yesterday to pay their respects to civil rights leader Dorothy Height, including president Obama, Maya Angelou, and Nancy Pelosi. But some of the most touching eulogies came from lesser-known figures, and the Washington Post captured them on video: » 4/30/10 12:30pm 4/30/10 12:30pm

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When Did The Anti-Abortion Movement Get So Whiny?

Considering they belong to a movement whose leaders have spent years hurling epithets at pro-choicers and according respect to those who advocate and excuse murder, it's funny how whiny anti-abortion activists sound in the wake of the Tiller assassination. » 6/08/09 2:00pm 6/08/09 2:00pm