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One hundred and seventy-nine years ago today, President Andrew Jackson had a close call. The 67-year-old president emerged from a funeral in the House chamber and was set upon by Richard Lawrence, a housepainter who was off that day....Show More Summary

Crowds swell to bid farewell to Singapore's founder Lee ahead of funeral

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Thousands of people gathered in Singapore on Saturday to bid farewell to former leader Lee Kuan Yew in an unprecedented wave of sympathy after authorities had to temporarily suspend queues overnight to manage surging crowds.

Richard III Finally Gets His State Funeral

“For an English monarchy that has lasted more than 1,000 years, there can have been few more improbable occasions than the ceremony of remembrance here on Thursday for the reburial of one of the most bloodstained medieval sovereigns...

The Royal Poet Laureate’s Eulogy For Richard III

Here’s the text of Carol Ann Duffy’s encomium, which was recited at the funeral by Benedict Cumberbatch.

Singapore's Founding Father Lee Kuan Yew Dies at 91

Singapore has launched a seven-day period of national mourning that will end March 29 with a state funeral for Lee Kuan Yew, the country’s first prime minister who is credited with changing Singapore from a forgotten British colonial outpost into an economic powerhouse. Show More Summary

Fraser remembered at state funeral

Politicians from across the spectrum turn out to farewell former PM Malcolm Fraser.

Fraser was sure to succeed: Nixon

Politicians from across the spectrum turn out to farewell former PM Malcolm Fraser at funeral.

New Jersey cop killed in wrong-way crash mourned at funeral

yesterdayNews : NY Daily News

Services for 28-year-old Officer Frank Viggiano took place Thursday in Linden, where he worked. He’ll be buried in Fairview.

Benedict Cumberbatch Reads a Poem to Honor King Richard III, of Course

With a voice like his, it's kind of hard to think of anyone better than Benedict Cumberbatch to eulogize someone at their funeral. Obviously, the Church of England felt the same, because they asked him to recite an original poem for the reburial of King Richard III (whose remains were... More »

Cumberbatch reads poem at Richard III's royal funeral

He's a distant descendant of Richard III so he was at funeral, 530 years after death.        

Man United’s Sir Alex Ferguson leads the tributes for Spurs hero Dave Mackay at his funeral [Video]

This week saw the funeral of Dave Mackay in Scotland. Scottish legend Mackay played for Hearts, Tottenham and Derby with distinction, winning titles with all three, as a player or manager. He recently passed away at the age of 80. Football’s older generation came out in their droves for Mackay’s burial, including Steve Perryman, Alan Mullery, Pat Jennings, […]

20 Chic, Lightweight Spring Jackets to Wear Now

2 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

This may have been the winter of the Canada Goose, so we don't blame you for wanting to throw that gigantic black puffer into a massive funeral pyre. But now that it's finally above freezing, you can ditch the overstuffed parka in favor of something lighter. Here at the Cut, we... More »

‘Dead Woman’ Sits Up In Coffin, Undertaker Passes Out From Shock

A 92-year-old “dead woman” was ready for her funeral when she suddenly sat up in her coffin and asked, “Where am I?” The funeral director in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, promptly passed out from shock. According to the Metro, the woman was...Show More Summary

China Spends to Extinguish Funeral Pollution

While pollution in China is typically associated with coal-fired power plants or the country’s ever-expanding fleet of exhaust-belching automobiles, state media attributes at least some of the smog to another source: the burning of dead bodies.

Taiwan’s President Pays Respects to Singapore’s Lee – and Heed to China

Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou made a low-key trip to Singapore to pay tribute to late Singaporean leader Lee Kuan Yew, without saying whether he was invited to attend Sunday’s state funeral, which is expected to draw other regional leaders including those from China.

Pipes, Drums and the Endless Funeral Procession

Then I called my men to follow me knowing well that the view was dim Though tired and worn, how they fought all morn' as time was closing in And my heart was sad though sore with pride for brave lads all were they As the angels fly,Show More Summary

The last breath can be seen as a the passage into eternity

Eonia I Mnimi (Eternal Memory)  – Greek Orthodox Funeral Blessing “Have you ever seen anyone die before?” my cousin asked me, from across the bed. “Sure I have, plenty of times,” I answered. We were flanking her father, my uncle (really, my mother’s cousin, but extended Greek families are complicated; suffice it to say that our […]

Funeral for footballer Dave Mackay

Footballers past and present attend the funeral of former Hearts, Tottenham and Scotland captain Dave Mackay.

Crimean Authorities Deny Organizing Funeral for Yanukovych’s Son

The Crimean authorities did not participate in organizing the funeral of former Ukrainian President Yanukovych's son, the republic's head said.

How This Story A Widow Told At Her Husband’s Funeral Can Help You Have A Happier Life

The day he unexpectedly died, his wife wearily returned to their home and was greeted by three glasses faithfully stationed beside the bed.

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