Open-air cremation has all but disappeared from the modern-day United States.
A big part of what I do is helping people to have more open, honest conversations around death. Death is often something we don't give people enough space to talk about, and I feel it's really important that we change that.
My client told me that he wanted me to crash his funeral and that he would pay me $7,300 to do exactly what he asked. I had to out the best friend for trying to sleep with the deceased's wife.
Arizona's Maricopa County has seen a large increase in deaths in June and July, county officials confirmed.
In our community people are longing for a return of what they see as normal. But I'm not sure we will ever see normal again. I think this pandemic will change a lot of how our lives look like, and we may see a permanent change in funerals.
Additional memorial services will be held in New York City, Raeford in North Carolina and Houston.
"Funerals, as we know them, cannot go on," insisted the CEO of the U.K. funeral advocacy group The Good Funeral Guide.
A webinar by a team affiliated with the National Home Funeral Alliance advised that during the pandemic every death should be treated as coronavirus-related.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said people should follow social distancing advice and limit how many people attend funerals during the coronavirus pandemic.
A South African family resorted to desperate measures when they brought a deceased family member's body to the insurance offices of Old Mutual who, up until that point, had delayed policy payment.
"Living funerals" have apparently become an increasingly popular way to get a "fresh start" on life for many South Koreans.
When Latonia Stewart was arrested leaving the home of a deceased person, police found jewelry in plain sight and an obituary saved on her phone.
Nine pupils and one teacher were killed by a gunman in the school's halls Friday/
The flower was discovered alongside Civil War-era medals and documents. How exactly it ended up there remains a mystery.
Archaeologists believe that the arrow was either the cause of death or was placed there afterward symbolically.
Fishing was so central to the inhabitants of that era that it took on a spiritual meaning, not just a practical one.
The Tajikistan government has put a ban on wailing at funerals.
An alternative funeral industry offers the bereaved a modern service, complete with bamboo shrouds and banana caskets
But tensions are rising, daily clashes are taking place and a full boycott of Israel is gathering momentum