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30th Dec '17 2:44:58 PM nombretomado
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* FanFictionDotNet: Often a SubvertedTrope on the Internet, where a writer who has returned from a long hiatus will remark that they're not dead, as evidenced by the update. This is only slightly justified, as most of these people post under a pseudonym and are unknown outside the Internet, so if ScheduleSlip means they go a long time without posting anything, then for all their readers know, they could have died in the interim. Played straight in a couple of cases, though the only ones that have been verified were in those where a relative verified things, and most were in short order.

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* FanFictionDotNet: Website/FanFictionDotNet: Often a SubvertedTrope on the Internet, where a writer who has returned from a long hiatus will remark that they're not dead, as evidenced by the update. This is only slightly justified, as most of these people post under a pseudonym and are unknown outside the Internet, so if ScheduleSlip means they go a long time without posting anything, then for all their readers know, they could have died in the interim. Played straight in a couple of cases, though the only ones that have been verified were in those where a relative verified things, and most were in short order.
4th Nov '17 9:39:32 AM Specialist290
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# has died, and formally it's enough even though [[BackFromTheDead they got better later]] (opposite of the RevivalLoophole). Subtrope of FantasticLegalWeirdness.

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# has actually died, and formally it's enough even though [[BackFromTheDead they got better later]] (opposite of the RevivalLoophole). Subtrope of FantasticLegalWeirdness.



# has been a victim of DeathFakedForYou, and a proper investigation was not conducted for whatever reason(s)

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# has been a victim of DeathFakedForYou, and a proper investigation was not conducted for whatever reason(s)
reason(s).
14th Oct '17 7:15:46 AM Omeganian
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* In ''Literature/GulliversTravels'' in order to prevent the [[AgeWithoutYouth Struldbrugs]] from concentrating all wealth in their hands, they lose the right to own property, testify at court etc. at the age of eighty.
9th Oct '17 4:46:31 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''Literature/TheHobbit'': In the epilogue, Bilbo returns home to discover that he's been declared such by relatives, who are preparing to auction off his house and belongings. He takes it fairly well, all things considered, and manages to get ''most'' of his belongings back. He ends up simply buying a lot of it back with his newly acquired treasure out of simple expediency.

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* ''Literature/TheHobbit'': In the epilogue, Bilbo returns home to discover that he's been declared such by relatives, who are preparing to auction off his house and belongings. He takes it fairly well, all things considered, and manages to get ''most'' of his belongings back. He ends up simply buying a lot of it back with his newly acquired treasure out of simple expediency.
9th Oct '17 2:50:57 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''Literature/TheHobbit'': In the epilogue, Bilbo returns home to discover that he's been declared such by relatives, who are preparing to auction off his house and belongings. He takes it fairly well, all things considered, and manages to get ''most'' of his belongings back.

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* ''Literature/TheHobbit'': In the epilogue, Bilbo returns home to discover that he's been declared such by relatives, who are preparing to auction off his house and belongings. He takes it fairly well, all things considered, and manages to get ''most'' of his belongings back. He ends up simply buying a lot of it back with his newly acquired treasure out of simple expediency.
9th Oct '17 2:48:51 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** He only avoids losing all of wealth because his will left everything to Alfred.
11th Aug '17 9:56:10 AM AreYouTyler
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* Ozzy Osbourne has been declared legally dead ''twice'' from a single quad bike accident.

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* Ozzy Osbourne Music/OzzyOsbourne has been declared legally dead ''twice'' from [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-205166/Ozzy-died-accident.html a single quad bike accident.accident]].
9th Aug '17 6:55:16 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Sometimes happen in ''ComicBook/{{Diabolik}}''. Usually it's because the titular VillainProtagonist has [[FakingTheDead faked his death]] ''again'' convincingly enough to convince the authorities he's in fact dead (and [[GenreSavvy they know he's prone to this]], it takes quite some work. In one occasion he even had to fool a ''DNA test''...), but on some occasion it's because he's helping someone by making them appear dead.

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* Sometimes happen in ''ComicBook/{{Diabolik}}''. Usually it's because the titular VillainProtagonist has [[FakingTheDead faked his death]] ''again'' convincingly enough to convince the authorities he's in fact dead (and [[GenreSavvy they know he's prone to this]], this, it takes quite some work. In one occasion he even had to fool a ''DNA test''...), but on some occasion it's because he's helping someone by making them appear dead.
15th Jun '17 3:58:53 AM JackG
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* ''Series/HermansHead''. Herman finds himself interested in the daughter of his insane boss Mr Crawford. She points out that she's married but her husband mysteriously disappeared and is legally dead unless he turns up within the next few years. Crawford hefts his hunting shotgun meaningfully and tells her not to worry, [[NeverFoundTheBody as he won't be showing up.]]
1st Jun '17 11:35:51 AM cpslck
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* Occasionally in the US, people can be [[https://faq.ssa.gov/link/portal/34011/34019/Article/4120/What-should-I-do-if-I-am-incorrectly-listed-as-deceased-in-Social-Security-s-records accidentally declared dead]] usually due to a Social Security mix-up. Since SS numbers are used by the government and other groups (like insurance, banks, credit cards) to identify a person, being declared dead is a major hassle to undo.
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