I don’t think I had ever heard that Hunter S. Thompson’s remains were shot out of a cannon, or that Johnny Depp was responsible for doing it, but according to Lowering the Bar, it’s “quite well known.”
What wasn’t well known until now (again according to Lowering the Bar) is that Depp spent $3,000,000 doing it.
I’ve written a few wills with unusual requests for disposition of the testator’s remains, but never anything like having their ashes shot out of a cannon. If you want some practical tips, my newsletter in November of last year discussed the subject of funeral and burial instructions.
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