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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Man Reads His Own Obituary

ObituarySven Olof Svensson, 81, was surprised when he picked up the morning paper and read he was dead. Upon receiving his local paper, the Jonkopings-Posten, he read the obituary section and found his own. His older sister submitted the obituary after a misunderstanding of the doctor’s diagnosis. She then incorrectly assumed her brother had passed away and drafted an obituary with a long time friend of Sven-Olof, Lars Faltskog. Svensson has found the incident humorous, but shares,  "Sooner or later, you are going to end up in the obituary section. I've lived a fantastic long life."

See David Moye, Sven-Olof Sevensson, 81, Reads Own Obituary When Big Sister Mistakenly Thinks He's Dead, Huffington Post, Jan. 21, 2014. 

Special thanks to Jim Hillhouse (Professional Legal Marketing (PLM, Inc.)) for bringing this article to my attention.

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