Alan Billis, Modern Mummy (Source: Huffington Post).
“He may not spend the afterlife in a pharaoh’s tomb, but for Alan Billis, that was never the point. The 61-year-old taxi driver from England made his decision–to be mummified after death–for science.
After being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, Billis, a father of three, responded to an advertisement seeking a volunteer to be mummified” – via Huffington Post.
I watched this documentary abt Alan Billis and thought what a brave decision he made and which his wife was happy to carry out his wishes.
I watched it too – very respectful and sensitive. Very interesting!
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Hi, I’m Alan’s daughter, the doc was fab and we all think dad has left something great for his grandchildren! Nicola x
Aww, thanks for commenting 🙂 I watched and I thought it was a really nice way for him to be remembered – it was so sensitively done.
I’m glad it’s had a positive impact on you – that’s such a lovely thing 🙂
What a brave man! Am Egyptian and just watched this documentary this morning! went online to read it. It s really v impressive!
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