Death and dying

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On Covid, the past is being erased and the present ignored | Letters
Letters: ‘Don’t mention the virus’ has become a mantra, says Joan Twelves, while Joe Sim and Steve Tombs say the government is silencing discussion about the disease. Plus one reader describes how her husband’s death was not recorded as caused by Covid

01, Jun, 2023 @3:27 PM

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Terminally ill patients need help with energy bills | Letter
Letter: The reduction in the energy price cap will make little difference to families affected by terminal illness, says Michelle Jones

31, May, 2023 @3:08 PM

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What is a dog, then? On the unbearable death of my dog, Polly
After 14 years, Polly was a part of Robert Dessaix’s family. One day after her death, the writer grapples with grief and what it is to love a dog

Robert Dessaix

27, May, 2023 @8:00 PM

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The parting gift from my dying friend was an extraordinary act of selfless compassion | Paul Daley
In the hospital room I lost it. I stood there awkwardly with wet eyes. And then something incredible happened

Paul Daley

24, May, 2023 @11:58 PM

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Lee Rigby’s mother remembers ‘gentle, imperfect’ son 10 years after murder
Lyn Rigby says she believes soldier killed in Woolwich would be proud of work helping bereaved military families

Tobi Thomas

22, May, 2023 @3:35 PM

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Sam Morrison’s superb show about his partner’s death proves grief is not beyond comedy’s reach | Brian Logan
The standup has successfully used laughter as a balm, creating a safe space for himself and the audience to engage with this most difficult of subjects

Brian Logan

19, May, 2023 @1:52 PM

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Ben Goldsmith: ‘Love of nature carried me after death of my daughter’
Conservative environmentalist tells how he has dedicated his life to the cause since losing Iris, 15

Helena Horton Environment reporter

19, May, 2023 @11:00 AM

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A Brief List of Everyone Who Died review – a lifetime of loss
From childhood pets to octogenarian friends, playwright Jacob Marx Rice addresses mortality in a warm and thoughtful play

Chris Wiegand

19, May, 2023 @10:29 AM

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‘I miss the sex’: Why are the sexual needs of the bereaved still a taboo?
A woman mourning the loss of her husband was advised to take up gardening, another was told to get a dog… But intimacy and desire among grieving people is something we all need to know about, writes Kat Lister

Kat Lister

14, May, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Watching MasterChef after Jock Zonfrillo’s death is a sad, conflicting experience | Nadine von Cohen
Seeing Zonfrillo’s smiling face everywhere I look has been a tad surreal – like giant, glossy reminders of the fragility of life and the nature of celebrity

Nadine von Cohen

13, May, 2023 @8:00 PM

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Plan 75 review – life is terminated at 75 in melancholy anti-euthanasia drama
To combat an ageing population, a future Japan passes a law to pay older citizens to sign up for an easeful death, in this weird and poignant film

Peter Bradshaw

10, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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I bought an urn for $30 to put my dad’s ashes in, but had to remove the original inhabitant first | Amber Cunningham
I first wondered if Dad wouldn’t mind sharing the urn with a roomie, but decided to empty it in my garden instead

Amber Cunningham

09, May, 2023 @2:25 AM

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