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18th Jul '16 7:25:06 PM Micah
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* The final movement of Music/HectorBerlioz's ''Music/SymphonieFantastique''. According to Berlioz, the protagonist, having poisoned himself with opium,

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* The final movement of Music/HectorBerlioz's ''Music/SymphonieFantastique''. According to Berlioz, Berlioz's program notes, the protagonist, having poisoned himself with opium,
18th Jul '16 7:24:14 PM Micah
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* The final movement of Music/HectorBerlioz's ''Music/SymphonieFantastique''. According to Berlioz, the protagonist, having poisoned himself with opium,
-->...sees himself at a witches' sabbath, in the midst of a hideous gathering of shades, sorcerers and monsters of every kind who have come together for his funeral.
16th Jul '16 9:15:55 AM vtarira
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* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', it's Cap attending his Smithsonian exhibit instead of his funeral, but the scene hits all the beats of this trope (he's in disguise, the exhibit is a memorial of his life up through his DisneyDeath at the end of ''[[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger First Avenger]]'', old movie clips and quotes from friends and loved ones in place of a eulogy, etc). It does have a different impact than most versions, since ''he's'' still alive and healthy, but he's lost or is losing ''everyone else'' there.
11th Jul '16 1:07:49 PM Briguy52748
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** On an almost annual basis, readers of Dear Abby and Annie's Mailbox (previously Ann Landers) will request that Berrio's essay be republished, hoping teenagers who are newly licensed will read it and decide to adopt safe driving habits.

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** On an almost annual basis, readers of Dear Abby and Annie's Mailbox (previously Ann Landers) will request that Berrio's essay be republished, hoping teenagers who are newly licensed will read it and decide to adopt safe driving habits. Dr. Robert Wallace, who publishes a column aimed at teenagers named Tween 12 and 20, has also been known to publish the column.
8th Jul '16 4:13:12 AM freesefan
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* A famous Swedish businessman did not quite attend his own funeral, but got to read his own obituary due to a newspaper error. His horror at his portrayal as "Alfred Nobel, merchant of death and destruction" led him to found the Nobel Prizes so he'd be remembered for something other than inventing explosives.

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* A famous Swedish businessman did not quite attend his own funeral, but got to read his own obituary due to a newspaper error. His horror at his portrayal as "Alfred Nobel, merchant of death and destruction" led him to found the Nobel Prizes so he'd be remembered for something other than inventing explosives.



* UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln reportedly had a nightmare along these lines approximately two weeks prior to his assassination.
* Some attendees at Creator/AndyKaufman's funeral poked his body, as he'd announced an intention to fake his death. (Probably) an aversion, as he was (probably) really dead.
* Happens every so often in Real Life. Usually due to the person reviving in the coffin or a misidentification at the morgue. One woman wandered into her own funeral as she finally recovered from a [[WhatDidIDoLastNight New Year's eve party]] several days earlier and heard that everyone was at a funeral.
* French businessman Martin Bouygues was the victim of an historical error from the AFP claiming he was found dead in his house of La Roche Mabile (a town which he never even visited). He could actually watch his own orbituary on his own tv news channel...


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* Prime Minister Keisuke Okada of Japan narrowly escaped assassination when right-wing militarists killed his brother-in-law instead of him. Okada actually attended his own funeral before the mistake was revealed. (His time as Prime Minister ended, but he lived until 1952.)
3rd Jul '16 2:13:01 PM LordGro
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* ''Literature/EyrbyggjaSaga'': Thorodd of Froda and his men have drowned in a shipwreck, and their bodies have not been found. When his family holds a funeral feast, and all the guests have been seated, Thorodd and his companions come in, soaking wet, and sit down by the fire. While the people are afraid to go near the ghosts, they welcome them and think it is "a happy omen, because in those days it was believed that drowned people had been well received by the sea-goddess, Ran, if they came to their own funeral feast." Unfortunately, the ghosts continue their visits after the feast is over, causing the farmpeople much trouble.
30th Jun '16 9:06:14 AM Pichu-kun
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* A commercial for whiskey tells the story of a man, Advertising/JohnJameson, who dived into the ocean to rescue one of his kegs and presumably died. The next scene shows his funeral with the narrator telling us "All of [[{{Oireland}} Ireland]] was in attendance, including... John Jameson." Jameson is then seen walking up the beach front holding the keg.
** An extended version of the commercial shows him being grabbed by a Giant Octopus while swimming for the keg, presumably putting him into {{Badass}} territory.

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* A commercial for whiskey tells the story of a man, Advertising/JohnJameson, who dived into the ocean to rescue one of his kegs and presumably died. The next scene shows his funeral with the narrator telling us "All of [[{{Oireland}} Ireland]] was in attendance, including... John Jameson." Jameson is then seen walking up the beach front holding the keg.
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keg. An extended version of the commercial shows him being grabbed by a Giant Octopus while swimming for the keg, presumably putting him into {{Badass}} territory.



* In Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents, Lemony Snicket does this after he's [[ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated believed to be dead.]].

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* In Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents, ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'', Lemony Snicket does this after he's [[ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated believed to be dead.]].



* on ''Series/ShamelessUS'' Frank owes money to some gangsters and decides to fake his own death. However, the gangsters insist on attending the funeral so Frank is drugged and laid out in a casket. Fortunately for him the gangsters are fooled and do not insist on actually seeing the casket buried.

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* on On ''Series/ShamelessUS'' Frank owes money to some gangsters and decides to fake his own death. However, the gangsters insist on attending the funeral so Frank is drugged and laid out in a casket. Fortunately for him the gangsters are fooled and do not insist on actually seeing the casket buried.



* This happens to Vic Vector in ''MySims Kingdom'' - right as he's about to head off on his first mission as a test pilot, it becomes increasingly obvious that Dr. F's speech is in fact a eulogy about his (impending, inevitable) death during the mission. This being a LighterAndSofter world, he actually survives, of course, but it does provide a CrowningMomentOfFunny.

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* This happens to Vic Vector in ''MySims ''VideoGame/MySims Kingdom'' - right as he's about to head off on his first mission as a test pilot, it becomes increasingly obvious that Dr. F's speech is in fact a eulogy about his (impending, inevitable) death during the mission. This being a LighterAndSofter world, he actually survives, of course, but it does provide a CrowningMomentOfFunny.



* In SonicTheComicOnline story Skeletons in the Closet Knuckles does not quite attend his own funeral but finds a skeleton that was a previous version of him that was killed by the Gizoid robot, Johnny didn't attend his own funeral but in the story In Memory Johnny from the past reads the plaque about his own death in his future.

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* In SonicTheComicOnline ''Webcomic/SonicTheComicOnline'' story Skeletons in the Closet Knuckles does not quite attend his own funeral but finds a skeleton that was a previous version of him that was killed by the Gizoid robot, Johnny didn't attend his own funeral but in the story In Memory Johnny from the past reads the plaque about his own death in his future.
15th Jun '16 3:50:54 PM StarTropes
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** On the earlier episode "The Schizoid Man," Dr. Ira Graves (the mentor to Dr. Noonien Soong, Data's creator) uploads himself into Data's positronic brain just before he dies. While in Data's body, he doesn't just attend his own funeral--he delivers his own ''eulogy''.
29th May '16 8:13:11 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5366432/1/What-was-wrong What Was Wrong]]'' shortly after [[FakingTheDead transfiguring a dying sheep into a copy of himself]] Harry attends his own funeral underneath his invisibility cloak.
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27th May '16 1:40:05 PM Doug86
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* In ''AVeryPotterMusical'', Ginny says that this is what she would do if she had an invisibility cloak.

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* In ''AVeryPotterMusical'', ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'', Ginny says that this is what she would do if she had an invisibility cloak.
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