#Funeral

Catalina: A Young Life Lost in the Tunnels of Bucharest

Jim Wickens | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK
Jim Wickens

The following morning, the day of Catalina's funeral, it was the turn of Bruce Lee - the self-styled "King of the Sewers". Never shy of a spectacle, he arrived barefoot with his head painted in Aurolac, a luminous helmet of bright silver paint that the addicts sniff. A stark reminder of the crazed drug-infested atmosphere where Catalina had died.

#ThumbsUpForStephen: 10,000 Turns Out For Cancer Teen's Funeral

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK

He was the teenager who inspired a nation with his courage and commitment, raising more than £4m for the fight against a disease which took his life....

Want To Attend Tony Benn's Funeral? Here's How To Do It

PA | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Politics

Details have been released of former Labour cabinet minister Tony Benn's funeral. The service will take place at St Margaret's Church in Westminste...

We Need to Talk...

Charlotte Kitley | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Kitley

Many assume I must be angry to be facing a premature death, questioning why did this have to happen to me? I am not angry, it's not a case of why me, but why not me? Cancer is often indiscriminate. I didn't smoke, take drugs or drink excessively. Yet I still have it in my lungs and liver.

'One Shot, Extra Skinny Latte': Caffeine Lover Buried In Costa Coffee-Themed Coffin (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK/ SWNS | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK

A coffee lover who tragically lost her battle with breast cancer has been laid to rest in a Costa inspired coffin. Karen Lloyd was known for her l...

Unusual Funeral Ceremony Requests On The Rise Including 'Wild West' Themes

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you thought your friend or family member's wedding was the last time you'd have to wear an uncomfortable outfit or bite your tongue at the question...

Ohio Man Buried Astride Harley Davidson

Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK

An Ohio man has been buried according to his dying wishes - astride his beloved Harley Davidson encased in a see-through glass casket. Billy St...

Funeral On Boxing Day For British Surgeon Killed In Syria

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

The funeral of a British doctor who died while being held in custody in Syria will take place on Boxing Day, his family have confirmed. Dr Abbas Kh...

Your Dementia Is Killing Me

Karin Sieger | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

While we do not have the disease, our own lives can become overshadowed and change. We may lose part of ourselves (hopes, aspirations, freedom, love and support) and a level of being care-free: without having to worry, without having to care for another.

Supporting Children Following the Sudden Death of a Parent

Beth Phillips | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Phillips

The day-to-day support that children need during the grieving process is extensive and is required at a time when the other parent (in this instance, me) is at their lowest ebb. One thing that I have learnt in the last six months is that the grieving process is a very individual thing.

Buried With His Boots On: Fitting Farewell For 'Joker' Builder

Manchester Evening News | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.12.2013 | UK

A practical joker has been buried with his boots sticking out of his coffin. Builder Jason Calvert suffered a fatal brain haemorrhage earlier this...

Are We Going To Run Out Of Room For Bodies?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK

British bodies could soon start piling up, with cemetery experts warning of a looming "crisis." A quarter of cemeteries in England will be full wit...

The Cost Of Dying Goes Up By HOW MUCH?

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK

The cost of dying has risen to an average £7,622 - a 7.1% increase on last year, according to a report. The figure, which includes costs such as p...

No, I Will Not Attend Your E-Funeral

Katie Found | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Tech
Katie Found

In the midst of my Google investigation, I called my mum and told her that if I happen to die before her, she is not to allow my funeral to be live-streamed. Live-tweeted, maybe, but definitely not live-streamed

Saying Goodbye to My Husband

Beth Phillips | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Phillips

On the evening that Dunc died, he left for football while Sam, Thomas and I were eating tea. He kissed each of us in turn and told us that he loved us. Dunc did this every week before football, and every day before work. It was something that I had strongly encouraged, having worked closely with a family who hadn't had a chance to say a proper last goodbye to their child.

Police Dog Bids Farewell To Slain Officer Killed In Ambush

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK

A police dog that worked with an officer slain in the line of duty has been photographed apparently paying his last respects at his partner’s funera...

Matt Roper Has Woken Up In Lewes

Matt Roper | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Comedy
Matt Roper

This morning I woke up in Lewes. Sober. Almost immediately I cracked my nose on the fridge door. Then I made a cup of tea only to find I'd used an Ear...

No-One Wants To Bury Boston Bombing Suspect

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the elder brother suspected of planning the Boston Marathon bombings, died from gunshot wounds and blunt trauma to his head and tor...

Ding Dong! Romance Is Dead...

Joff Thompson | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Comedy
Joff Thompson

I don't know about anyone else, but I noticed a death last week - something much bigger than an ice-cream scientist who led a small country 25 years ago.

Ding Dong Thatcher's Gone - Should I Celebrate?

Rima Amin | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Politics
Rima Amin

I understand why people are angry by the woman who favoured functional inequalities and believed it to be a necessity for a dynamic economy as she cared little for those consequently suffering.

What Does Thatcher's Funeral Have to Do With Your Obituary?

Alam Ghafoor | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alam Ghafoor

Before you prepare your obituary make a life statement. Decide how your life should be. What work would you really like to be involved in. How should you and would you spend your time. You can take control of your life and change it's never too late.

'The Eighties Ended Today'

Mark Piggott | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Politics
Mark Piggott

I left school in 1983, the same month Margaret Thatcher won her second election. In my Yorkshire hometown there was disbelief that once again the south had returned to power someone who had transformed the industrial heartlands in much the same way the US infantry transformed Baghdad.

In Death, As in Life, Thatcher Divides the Nation

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Politics
Stefan Simanowitz

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Statement of Ernie Harburg on 'Ding Dong' and Thatcher's Passing

Adam Jung | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Politics
Adam Jung

Ernie Harburg is the son of the late Yip Harburg - the lyricist of "DIng Dong! The Witch Is Dead" (and all the songs in the "Wizard Of Oz") - and President of the Yip Harburg Foundation. He has released a statement passed on through Ian Baldry, the creator of the facebook campaign to make the track number one.

Margaret Thatcher and the Misogynistic Protest

Claudia White | Posted 13.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Claudia White

I am deeply disturbed by the volume of misogynistic vitriol being spouted by certain members of the British public in the wake of Margaret Thatcher's death. What disturbs me the most is not that people are aggressively disagreeing with her politics, but that people are genuinely rejoicing at the death of another person - a mother and a grandmother.