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Swedish man's 3-word obit: 'I am dead'

Published On: Apr 14 2014 09:35:07 AM CDT
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A Swedish man kept things short and simple when announcing his death to the world.

His obituary was just three words long: "I am dead."

Stig Kernell, 92, had given the instructions to his funeral home before he died on April 6, The Local reported.

According to his son, Kernell didn't feel there was much more to be said.

"He was a special man with a lot of humor and a twinkle in his eye... It has helped us to cope with the loss of him, in that he was not at all scared of death," Lars-Åke Kernell told the Expressen newspaper.

The elder Kernell was a pilot, aerospace historian and transport technician. He also held a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest collection of aviation literature, according to The Local.

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