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In lieu of flowers, ‘go see the new James Bond,’ dead man requests

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Taylor Bigler
Entertainment Editor

Before John E. “Jack” Jones , 64, died on Nov. 3, he made one final request. He did not want his friends and family wasting money on flowers that would eventually die anyway.

Instead, he wanted them to go pay $11 for an experience they would remember forever: seeing the latest James Bond movie, “Skyfall.”

According to his obituary in Philadelphia’s Intelligencer, the Navy veteran “enjoyed cars and Indy car racing, and was [sic] great movie trivia buff.”

Jones served in the U.S. Navy from 1969 to 1973. The obituary does not state Jones’ cause of death.

The final line of his obituary is both awesome and sad, since Jones unfortunately passed just a week before the film came out out in the U.S. It reads, “In lieu of flowers and in his honor, go see the new James Bond movie.”

Jack, we never knew ye, but we will do that for you. If it’s any consolation, we hear “Skyfall” is badass.

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