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'Irishman dies from stubbornness, whiskey': This man's brilliant obituary is going viral

“Absolut vodka and Simply Orange companies are devastated by the loss of Connors.”

“IRISHMAN DIES FROM stubbornness, whiskey” is the headline on one of the best obituaries you’re likely to read.

Irish-American man Chris Connors died last Friday from a combination of ALS and pancreatic cancer. His family were devastated, but they also knew that they wanted to celebrate his life properly.

So they published a truly inspired obituary

obit Source: legacy.com

It’s packed with brilliant anecdotes about the man:

Most people thought he was crazy for swimming in the ocean in January; for being a skinny Irish Golden Gloves boxer from Quincy, Massachusetts; for dressing up as a priest and then proceeding to get into a fight at a Jewish deli.

And littered with killer one-liners:

Absolut vodka and Simply Orange companies are devastated by the loss of Connors.

He’s survived by his daughter and wife, who clearly said goodbye to a bit of a hero:

As much as people knew hanging out with him would end in a night in jail or a killer screwdriver hangover, he was the type of man that people would drive 16 hours at the drop of a dime to come see.

Once it was published on the Legacy obituary website, the Boston Globe picked it up and it’s gone viral from there

So the whole world now knows what their family always did:

He lived 1000 years in the 67 calendar years we had with him because he attacked life; he grabbed it by the lapels, kissed it, and swung it back onto the dance floor.

Legend.

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