Extra! Extra! Man Finds His Own Obituary In The Newspaper After Sister Thinks He’s Dead

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Of all the crazy things one could find in the paper, THIS takes the cake!

Man Finds His Own Obituary In The Newspaper

A Swedish man got the surprise of his life recently when he came across his own obituary while reading the newspaper.

via Huffington Post

An 81-year-old man in Sweden got the shock of his life when the newspaper he was reading reported that he was dead.

Sven-Olof Svensson was reading his local paper, the Jonkopings-Posten, and came across his own obituary.

The obituary had been submitted to the paper by his 90-year-old sister after he had been admitted to the hospital Christmas Eve for feeling “unwell,” the New York Daily News reports.

The sister spoke with doctors but misunderstood their diagnosis. She assumed Svensson had already died and started writing up an obituary about her brother with his friend, Lars Faltskog.

To put it mildly, Faltskog was surprised when he showed up to the hospital on Jan. 3 to collect Svensson’s personal items. Instead he saw his not-so-dead friend alive and kicking.

Svensson is seeing the humor of the situation.

“It’s understandable to me that there may have been a mistake, even if it was fatal, in this case,” Svensson said, according to theLocal.SE. “According to my sister, she rang up the doctors and talked about me and, as she understood it, I had died. It’s clear that she was shocked.”

We’re gonna just attribute this to his sister’s old age and give her a pass…..because how do you mistake “sick” for “death???” SMH.

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