25 Of The Most Curious Epitaphs Ever Made

Inscribed on a tombstone or plaque, an epitaph is usually a short text describing and honoring a deceased person. It’s hard imagining something so macabre being funny in any way form or fashion, but some people’s humor is not bound by death. While most epitaphs are brief records of the family, and perhaps the career and the most important achievements of the deceased, often with an expression of love or respect, some curious epitaphs are much more creative and lighthearted than that.

As you will see in this post, some people actually approach their epitaphs as a great opportunity to amuse their families and other people who will pass by their tombstones. Thanks to these unusual epitaphs, cemeteries do not have to be sad, gloomy places where people go to mourn and cry. In fact, creative epitaphs can turn a cemetery into an unexpectedly funny place. Check out 25 Of The Most Curious Epitaphs Ever Made. From famous actors, singers and film directors to ordinary unknown guys who just had a great sense of humor, people resting under these epitaphs decided to give us one last laugh and we thank them for it.

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Mel Blanc, an American voice actor best known for his work with Warner Bros. as the voices of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Foghorn Leghorn, Speedy Gonzales, and many other cartoon characters, chose the iconic phrase “That´s all folks” as his epitaph.

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Epitaph of William H. Hahn Jr. in the Princeton Cemetery in Princeton, New Jersey. Hahn ordered this funny inscription a week before his death.

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Billy Wilder, an Austrian-born American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, artist and journalist chose the famous final gag line from the legendary 1959 movie “Some Like It Hot” for his epitaph.

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Epitaph of George Spencer Millet in the Woodlawn Cemetery, New York. This epitaph is just as bizarre as was the death of this poor teenager.

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Epitaph of Leslie Nielsen, a popular Canadian actor and comedian who appeared in more than 100 films and 150 television programs. As a final bit of humor, Nielsen chose "Let 'er rip" as his epitaph.

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This curious epitaph saying: “While he lived, he was alive." can be found in University of the South Cemetery in Sewanee, Tennessee.

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Some people just want to stay optimistic even after death. Like Murphy A. Dreher Jr.

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This bizarre epitaph can be found in the Goldfield Pioneer Cemetery in Goldfield, Nevada. When consumed in large doses, library paste can be actually fatal for humans as it contains toxic alum.

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Buried in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, California, Merv Griffin, an American television host, musician, singer, actor, and media mogul, chose "I will not be right back after this message", as his epitaph.

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This unusual tombstone is a marble slab, the photo was sent to the Family Tree Magazine by Dan Convery of Modesto, California and it was published in the June 2006 issue.

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Some people cannot refrain from political comments even after death.

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Sometimes, epitaph is the only place where someone´s name finally makes the perfect sense.

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Some epitaphs suggest the deceased resting under them must have had very distinctive sense of humor.

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Robert Clay Allison, a cattle rancher and gunfighter of the American Old West, is posthumously known as the man who "never killed a man that did not need killing."

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Frank Sinatra, a popular American singer, actor and producer, chose the name of his famous 1959 song “The Best Is Yet To Come” as his epitaph.

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Epitaph can also inform the survivors what the deceased person really wanted in his life.

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Joan Hackett, an American actress, is buried in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, California, where her epitaph reads "Go Away—I'm Asleep" - a reference to her love of beauty sleep.

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Epitaphs might also highlight the biggest achievements of the dead person, such as this one.

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Leaving the choice of the epitaph´s text on family members can be tricky.

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The more bizarre the death cause is, the more bizarre the epitaph can get.

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Some epitaphs are written in verses but this poem is truly original.

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This dark humor epitaph was spotted in a cemetery in Washington DC.

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When an epitaph is more of a puzzle. This one can be found in the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

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Rodney Dangerfield, an American stand-up comedian and actor, known for the catchphrase "I don't get no respect!" is interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, California, where his headstone reads “There goes the neighborhood.”

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Longer epitaphs are usually more expensive, so some people like to keep them brief.

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