ELLE obituaries

Not as morbid as they sound!

What would you want your obituary to say about you?

We agree, it’s not the cheeriest question we’ve ever asked you.

Bear with us. You’d be surprised to read the responses we received when we posed that question to Giles Coren, Lionel Shriver, Cat Marnell, Arianna Huffington and others in the June issue, on sale now.

You got involved too. We asked you to Tweet us your obituaries.

The results were very funny.

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You’ll find a few entries from team ELLE too...

Laura ??@_Laurs1991

?@ELLEUK I told you I was ill.....

Slendermun @AwkwardIceKing

@ELLEUK I hid the money in –

Wear it. Love it. @WearIt_LoveIt

@ELLEUK she died doing what she loved, with a mojito in one hand and a shopping bag in the other. #ELLEobit

Hannah Swerling @HannahELLEUK

@ELLEUK She never got over the fact that she didn't become best friends with Beyoncé (@ELLEUK) #ELLEobit

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Gillian Brett @gillian_brett

@ELLEUK here lies Gillian Brett. She died as she lived: wishing she had something nicer to wear #ELLEobit

Joely Walker, ELLE beauty assistant

‘Buried alive under a ton of beauty products. It was inevitable.'

Jules Kosciuczyk, ELLE fashion features assistant

'Died in her quest to make the hottest bloody mary of all time - she succeeded.'

Sophie Beresiner, ELLE beauty director

'Low Maintenance, High Heels'

Susan Ward-Davies, ELLE travel editor

'She would have liked to die scaling Kilimanjaro, eaten by snow leopards in Bhutan, or fighting off pirates in the South China Sea – but she actually fell down the office stairs trying to email, text and tweet at the same time – behind with deadlines to the very end.'

Ruby Harrison, ELLE features work experience

'Even in death, she couldn’t break the habit of a lifetime and arrived late to her own funeral.'

Read the feature in full in the June issue of ELLE, on sale now

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