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The obituaries shot up to the top of my list when I discovered Robert McG. Thomas, the 'Times' obit writer who redesigned its traditional form and added a measure of stylistic elegance.Billy Collins
Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older, I begin each day with coffee and obituaries.Bill Cosby
I had real plans for my next decade and felt I'd worked hard enough to earn it. Will I really not live to see my children married? To watch the World Trade Center rise again? To read - if not indeed write - the obituaries of elderly villains like Henry Kissinger and Joseph Ratzinger?Christopher Hitchens
My father always read obituaries to me out loud, not because he was maudlin or morbid, but because they were mini biographies.Bill Paxton
I turn to the 'Telegraph's' obituaries page with trepidation.Christopher Lee