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Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Monday, September 7, 2015

Susan Sarandon Lays Timothy Leary’s Ashes To Rest At Burning Man

SarandonWhen famous LSD enthusiast Timothy Leary passed away in 1996 Susan Sarandon was one of the few friends who inherited a share of his ashes.  The actress was recently chosen to lay the Academic’s ashes to rest at the annual Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert.  Sarandon carried the ashes into a makeshift church saying that Leary would have like “to be surrounded by the chaos.”  Most of Timothy Leary’s ashes were sent into space, but Sarandon received a share of them in 1997.  The annual burning man festival has recently celebrated its 29th year. 

See Kelly McLaughlin, A psychedelic send-off for 'the godfather of LSD': Susan Sarandon lays Timothy Leary's ashes to rest in a 'church' at Burning Man, The Daily Mail, September 6, 2015.

Special thanks to Joel Dobris (Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law) for bringing this article to my attention.


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