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James Rebhorn Wrote His Own Obituary Before Dying And It's Beautiful

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We should all be so lucky as to be able to write our own obits. And to be so damn eloquent in doing so, too.

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RIP William Freddie McCullough, Lover Of ‘Beautiful Women, Reeses Cups And Jim Beam’

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2013 has been a great year for random people's obituaries. Add William Freddie McCullough to that list.

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The NY Times Obit For Bluesman T-Model Ford Is Incredible

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Money shot: "(T-Model) Ford spoke openly, and amiably, of having killed at least one man."

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Michael Hastings Of Rolling Stone & Buzzfeed Is Dead At 33

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Journalist/author Michael Hastings, a contributor at Buzzfeed and Rolling Stone, died today in a fiery car accident in Los Angeles. He was 33.

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It Looks Like NASA’s Kepler Telescope Has Come To The End Of The Road

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NASA's orbiting Kepler telescope may have found its final exoplanet. We say farewell in the most appropriate manner we know how.

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A Tribute To Ray Harryhausen’s Life And Work In GIFs

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Ray Harryhausen has left us. But he won't soon be forgotten.

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‘Waffle House Customer’ Toni Larroux Has Maybe The Funniest Obituary Ever

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Antonia W. "Toni" Larroux lived an amazing life and has a fantastic, hilarious obituary.

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The World’s Best Cat Burglar Has Died And His Obituary Is Simply Outstanding

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Ladies and gentlemen, meet Peter Scott, a modern day Robin Hood. If you enjoy sex, danger, greed and skullduggery, you might envy the life this man lived.

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Obit For Man Who ‘Loved Buttermilk Served In Martini Glasses Garnished With Cornbread’ Is Just Great

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Harry Weathersby Stamps hated Law and Order, Martha Stewart and Daylight Savings Time. He and I could have been pals.

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Keith Ratliff, One Half Of The Popular FPSRussia YouTube Channel, Murdered In Georgia

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Keith Ratliff, who co-runs the sixth most popular YouTube channel FPSRussia, is dead at age 32 in a suspected homicide.

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Lord Michael Pratt’s Obituary Is The Stuff Of Legend

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As much as I should probably want to hate Lord Michael Pratt after reading his obit, I can't help but love him. His obit is far too rife with ridiculousness for me to hate on him.

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Remembering Neil Armstrong, The 'White-Socks, Pocket-Protector, Nerdy Engineer'

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Let's take a moment to elaborate upon just how awesome Neil Armstrong was. Bonus: Buzz Aldrin punches a moon landing denier.

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RIP Sherman Hemsley

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According to TMZ, naturally, Sherman Hemsley -- the actor famous for his portrayal of George Jefferson on The Jeffersons and All In The Family -- has died. He was 74.

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Tip A Forty Of Tang For Pioneering Astronaut And All-Around Awesome Person Sally Ride

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Sally Ride was the first American woman to go to space, and the youngest American to go to space at the time. She was cooler than you.

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R.I.P. Ernest Borgnine

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"I've been looking for a girl every Saturday night of my life."

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On The Passing Of Nora Ephron

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Famed screenwriter and essayist <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/27/movies/nora-ephron-essayist-screenwriter-and-director-dies-at-71.html?pagewanted=3&smid=tw-share&pagewanted=all">Nora Ephron died last night after a battle with cancer</a>.

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R.I.P. Trololo Guy Eduardo Khil

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When we first saw Eduardo Khil (AKA the <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2010/03/edward_gil_hill_soviet_trololololo_dude">Trololo Guy</a>) back in 2010, we regarded the video with bemusement and weren't even annoyed when it became widely parodied and repeated.

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R.I.P. Robin Gibb

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The past week has not been kind to the disco era.

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R.I.P. Donna Summer

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TMZ, the definitive source for celebrity deaths, is <a href="http://www.tmz.com/2012/05/17/donna-summer-dead-last-dance/">reporting that Donna Summer, the "Queen of Disco," has died from breast lung cancer</a>.

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R.I.P. Maurice Sendak

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Maurice Sendak, the curmudgeonly children's book author famous for writing "Where the Wild Things Are," has <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/09/books/maurice-sendak-childrens-author-dies-at-83.html?_r=1&smid=tw-share">died from complications of a stroke</a>.


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