BREAKING NEWS
Teina Pora will challenge his compensation package in court ... read more ... Read more
Close

Man reads his own obituary

Last updated 09:16 21/01/2014

Relevant offers

Europe

Dolly the sheep died young, but her nine-year-old clones appear perfectly healthy Murder-accused tells trial he 'bonded' with India Chipchase and was 'quite chivalrous' Elderly priest killed in French church, attack claimed by Islamic State French church attack: Who was priest killer? Russian authorities evacuate nomads after anthrax outbreak Patient shoots at Berlin doctor before killing himself India Chipchase murder-accused told a neighbour he was 'trained to kill' during trial Money laundering bankrupt beat planning rules by disguising mansion as shed IS attacker: Germans 'won't be able to sleep peacefully' Britain does not want return to Northern Ireland border controls - Theresa May

It's not the kind of headline you want to see, your own death.

An 81-year-old man in Sweden still getting over the shock of reading his death notice in the local paper.

Sven-Olof Svensson was flicking through the Jonkopings-Posten when he came across the obituary.

It had been sent in by his sister after he had been taken to hospital on Christmas Eve when he was feeling "unwell," the New York Daily News reported.

Apparently his sister totally misunderstood the doctors and thought Svensson was dead.

Svensson has managed to find the funny side.

"It's understandable to me that there may have been a mistake, even if it was fatal, in this case," Svensson told  theLocal.SE.

"We are all on the same road. Sooner or later, you are going to end up in the obituary section. I've lived a fantastic long life."

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Comments

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content