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Fat Albert, Mr. Ed, Found Dead

This just in: Mr. Ed is dead.

This just in: Mr. Ed is dead.

Friday, May 21, 2010 1:46 GMT

BOSTON (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – In sad news, Fat Albert and Mr. Ed are dead, among a slew of other fictional icons.

Barry Nelson has co-written Mr. Ed: Dead, And Other Obituaries Of The Most Famous People Who Never Lived (Sourcebooks), out later this month.

An avid reader of newspaper obituaries, Nelson has spent years drumming up fake obits about pop culture characters that “never really got the proper send-off.”

He decided to finally kill off those we never heard from again including Fat Albert – who supposedly lived to be 97 on a steady diet of lard – and Phil Connors, the weatherman from Groundhog Day who was killed repeatedly four times.

Then there’s Indiana Jones, dead at 72, not from poison darts or rolling balls, but from “slipping and falling in the shower.”

Nelson believes obituaries, real or fake, should include a person’s quirks, not just the sad stuff.

He wants his own to tell the real life tale of when he cooked lunch for Julia Child.

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