That's as maybe, but just because we are all going to suffer the same eventual fate doesn't mean we have to have identikit funerals. Step forward the exhibits of Boxed: Fabulous Coffins From UK and Ghana - part of Death: Southbank Centre's Festival for the Living.
The collection features a fascinating array of bespoke coffins in non-traditional designs, from a giant cocoa bean to a lion and from a person-sized to guitar to a corkscrew. The unique coffins come from the famous Pa Joe workshop in Ghana and (in case you're contemplating a more personal vessel in which to spend your posthumous years but can't get to Ghana) Crazy Coffins in Nottingham.
Take a look at just a few of the unusual coffins in the gallery below:
Boxed: Fabulous Coffins From UK and Ghana, until 29 Jan, Southbank Centre