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Hawking’s Ashes are buried with the greats

The late great professor Stephen Hawking ashes have been interred at Westminster Abbey between those of Charles Darwin and Isaac Newton. He was buried under an are at a ceremony conducted on 15 June 2018 Quite rightly so, not only achieving so much for science but for his positive impact on attitudes towards disability. And […]

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Carrie Fisher interred in prozac pill urn

Carrie Fisher immortalised in film as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars films passed away in December. She was laid to rest alongside her mother: Debbie Reynolds – also a movie star who tragically died a day after her daughter. Carrie Fisher had suffered with mental health issues for many years, so it was […]

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Prince’s Ashes

Prince’s Ashes The musical icon Prince passed away late last month, he was found collapsed in a lift at his home. Those in the know consider there is no reason why he should have taken his own life and the most likely explanation is an accidental overdose of painkillers he was using for a back […]

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David Bowie’s ashes to be scattered in Bali

David Bowie’s Ashes David Bowie a trendsetter of the first order did away with a traditional funeral opting instead for a direct cremation (one where no one is present) and requested that his ashes be scattered on the Indonesian island of Bali “in accordance with the Buddhist rituals”. Bowie had since his teens flirted with […]

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Could this be the oddest family tradition?

The two journalist ash clichés that I am mildly tired of reading are: Hunter S Thompson’s wishes to have his ashes go in up in firework and veteran rocker Keith Richards snorting his dad’s ashes. It turns out the latter wants his kids to do likewise, starting probably one of the oddest family traditions I […]

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Memorial Tattoos Celebs are getting in on the act

Memorial tattoos are tattoos that contain the cremation ashes of a loved one, fine gains of ash are incorporated into the ink before the tattooing. It is interesting that in the UK, celebrities have the ability to legitimise practices and set trends. We are always on the look out for when this happens with cremation ashes.  Here we […]

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Cremation ashes cause stir at the Oscars

The comedian Sasha Baron Cohen has been up to his old tricks, dressed as his latest comedy creation, The Dictator, and accompanied by two rather attractive female bodyguards. He was interviewed holding what he claimed was the cremation urn containing the ashes of his friend Kim Jong-il – the late North Korean leader. He said […]

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Interring ashes: In a House of Cards?

Perhaps an unnecessarily cryptic title, however Sir Ian Richardson aka Francis Urquhart in the much acclaimed television drama the House of Cards passed away four years ago, and not uncommonly his wife was undecided what to do with the cremated ashes until their son had a splendid idea – to inter him in the the […]

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Gary Coleman – Diff’rent Strokes star to be scattered on a train track

The star of Different Strokes Gary Coleman is to have his ashes scattered on a train track. Why? because of his love of trains. His former wife Shannon Price said she believed it would have been his wish – and would have made him happy. Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/tv/3007238/Gary-Colemans-ashes-will-be-scattered-on-railway-lines.html#ixzz0svamXn8t I wonder if stream train operators like […]

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