The Best Obituary I’ve Read

The best obituary I’ve read recently was of Kerry Packer the Australian news magnate and consummate gambler, who makes the sage and the palindrome look like angels, whose private plane was purposely grounded with “mechanical failure” for two hours after he won 10 big at bacarat, with Wynn knowing that Kerry would rush back to the casino to play some more and lose the 10 in the two hours et al.

Kerry was downed in a polo game and was clinically dead for 8 minutes, and revived. When he woke up he said, “the one thing I can tell you for sure is there is no Devil below”.

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