March 2nd, 2021


Undignified Deaths

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published June 8, 2017

Undignified Deaths

Unhappy Ending: Clifford Jones, 58, was killed in a one-vehicle crash in Detroit in January, having lost control of his car because, according to Michigan State Police, he was distracted by watching pornography on his cellphone. He was also not wearing pants.

Leslie Ray Charping, 75, of Galveston, Texas, lived "much longer than he deserved," according to his daughter, in a widely shared obituary in February, in a life that "served no obvious purpose." The death notice referenced his "bad parenting" and "being generally offensive," and closed with "Leslie's passing proves that evil does in fact die." [The Smoking Gun, 1-26-2017] [KTRK-TV (Houston), 2-10-2017]