The notion that the great unknown awaits us all is a pretty freaking scary thought. But there are some famous types that decide to cope with that by throwing out some straight-up wacky final requests. Wouldn’t you want to have your remains compressed into a basketball to be dunked by Muggsy Bogues or something? Of course you would. Here are five of the strangest last wishes of celebrities.
James Doohan Was Shot Into Space
Did you really think that Scotty wasn’t gonna let himself be beamed up forever?! James Doohan, who played Montgomery “Scotty” Scott on Star Trek, requested that he have his ashes shot into space on a freaking rocket ship. If I were him, I would’ve ordered everyone grieving to speak in a Scottish brogue for a week, but hey, different strokes, right?
The Inventor Of The Pringles Can Was Buried Inside One
When Frederic Baur, the man who designed and patented the iconic Pringles can, passed away in 2008, some of his remains were sealed in a can of his own design. And wouldn’t you know it, they’re still fresh today!
Houdini Ordered His Wife To Hold An Annual Seance For Him
In an appropriately spooky wish, famed magician and escape artist Harry Houdini requested that his wife hold a seance every Halloween so he could visit her, which is sweet in a kinda twisted way. He left behind 10 words that he told her he would communicate to her to prove it was really him. Sadly, it never worked, and after 10 years, the seances ended. Even sadder, the words weren’t “HE WHO SMELT IT, DEALT IT”.
Mark Gruenwald Lives On As Comic Books
When comic book artist Mark Gruenwald died in 1996, he requested that his ashes be mixed with ink and used to print a special batch of his book, Squadron Supreme. I don’t really have any good riffs on that act itself, but here’s a fun fact — his wife, who made sure that this happened, is technically known as the “executrix” of his will! Now where is THAT comic book?!
Tupac Was Smoked
That’s right, after Tupac Shakur was cremated, his ashes were mixed with weed and legitimately smoked by The Outlawz, the hip-hop group that Shakur had founded. If only Hologram Tupac had been around then! I like to imagine a Tupac with a seriously dark sense of humor, who would’ve used it to haunt his buddies.
The 5 Strangest Last Wishes Of Celebrities