Weird Wills - Steamrollers

Weird Wills - Steamrollers

Weird Wills – Steamrollers

by | Weird Wills

In a new monthly series, I will be examining some of the quirky and downright odd final wishes that have been bequeathed by will.  From strange funeral requests to bitter gifts, there are some truly weird death bed wishes made by will.

International best selling author Terry Pratchett created a whole universe in his ‘DiscWorld’ novels.  His readers loved his dark humour, the detail he brought to a world of magic and mayhem and his colourful characters.  A prolific writer, he published over 70 novels and was sadly diagnosed with Alzheimers Disease in 2007.  He became an advocate for assisted dying, writing and broadcasting on the controversial subject throughout his illness.

He continued writing, with assistance, until his death in 2015.  2 novels were published posthumously.  There were more writings and unfinished novels.  But on August 30th 2017, the hard drive containing them was run over with a steam roller as per his last will and testament.   They were crushed by a vintage steamroller at the Great Dorset Steam Fair in England.  Fans of Pratchett will be disappointed that there will be no more books from the grave, but they will enjoy this final dark joke.

A new exhibition on his life and work will open shortly in the UK, where the crushed drive will be displayed.

An Introduction to International Estate Planning product image

An Introduction to International Estate Planning

$15.99 $8.99

Testimonials

"For various reasons, my situation turned out to be quite complicated and I needed two wills (as advised by UK...

Jenny Pearson, Consultant, Cambodia

2018-06-05T07:59:04+00:00

Jenny Pearson, Consultant, Cambodia

"For various reasons, my situation turned out to be quite complicated and I needed two wills (as advised by UK tax specialist) to keep my English and Cambodian assets completely separate. Cindy was able to work through all of that with me and I am confident that I now have everything properly covered."
"Cindy is knowledgeable, approachable, incredibly helpful, and highly professional. She helped me to understand the implications of my requests and...

Jayne Hilton, Engineer, UK

2018-06-05T08:30:28+00:00

Jayne Hilton, Engineer, UK

"Cindy is knowledgeable, approachable, incredibly helpful, and highly professional. She helped me to understand the implications of my requests and was always on hand to offer guidance and support. All in all an excellent service."
"It was a pleasure to work with Cindy and her team! Even though planning for one’s own death is a...

Jim Swander, CEO, Cambodia

2018-06-05T08:37:50+00:00

Jim Swander, CEO, Cambodia

"It was a pleasure to work with Cindy and her team! Even though planning for one’s own death is a project we all can easily put off, it removed an area of stress in my life. I no longer had to wonder if certain people would be taken care of, or where my money would go. Cindy and I worked through the process and she asked a lot of thought provoking questions. The first draft helped me think a second layer down, and made the will more complete. We finalised with her lawyer, signed, witnessed and put away in a safe place, letting my executor know exactly where to find it. I do not hesitate to recommend Cindy’s services."
"Cindy made the process of making a Will painless and efficient which we really appreciated. She was sensitive to avoid...

Moray Iles, Vietnam

2018-06-05T08:42:23+00:00

Moray Iles, Vietnam

"Cindy made the process of making a Will painless and efficient which we really appreciated. She was sensitive to avoid putting pressure or hassle to complete the Will quickly which allowed us to consider everything in our own time. Best of all, Cindy's professional support and thorough and clear explanation of the laws pertaining to our situation were very helpful. We would look forward to working with Cindy again on documents personal to our family."
Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

Please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Pin It on Pinterest

Shares
Share This