----- Forwarded message from Cheryl Morris <camorris at mars.ark.com> -----
Date: Wed, 18 May 2005 08:19:27 -0700
To: "deirdre at deirdre.net" <deirdre at deirdre.net>
From: Cheryl Morris <camorris at mars.ark.com>
Cc: Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com>
Subject: Spike Milligan Wins
Spike Milligan, famous in the UK for his unique sense of humour, has
finally got the last laugh, more than two years after his death. Spike,
who was an Irish passport holder, was buried close to his home in
Udimore after he died, aged 83, from liver failure in February 2002.
It follows an agreement with the local diocese and his family over the
wording on the headstone of his grave at St Thomas's Church in
Winchelsea, East Sussex. It now bears the words
"Dúirt mé leat go raibh mé breoite"
written in Gaelic in order for it to be approved by the Chichester
It was Spike's wish that he had the words "I told you I was ill" on his
headstone, now they are after a two-year battle, but in Gaelic.
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