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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Monday, May 25, 2020

Arizona man's epic obituary goes viral: 'The party will never be the same'

Aec33da0-9b19-11ea-99ff-7853a5cc5e08Randall Jacobs ("RJ"), who passed away on May 4 at the age of 65, was seemingly, "one hell of a guy" given his colorful obituary that was posted in a Phoenix newspaper. The obituary was posted on twitter and has received over 116,000 likes, 17,000 shares and over a thousand comments. Needless to say, it has gone viral. Many of the twitter users that saw the obituary commented that they wished they had met this man, whom they referred to as a "legend" and "rare man." 

The obituary mentioned that Randall's friends called him RJ, while his family and those close to him called him Uncle Bunky or "The Bunkster." The tribute paints a colorful image of RJ's life; he lived his life fearlessly in a way "that would have sent a lesser man to his grave decades earlier." RJ was known for his one-of-a-kind personality that drew people towards him and rarely pushed them away. He was known as a gentle soul. 

Given the hundreds of users that sent their condolences from across the country, it is obvious that "The Bunkster" had a colossal impact on everyone, even those he did not meet.

Rest in Peace, Uncle Bunky.

See Janine Puhak, Arizona man's epic obituary goes viral: 'The party will never be the same', Fox News, May 22, 2020. 

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