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Eternal Sleep Without Counting Sheep

Lying in state is a term used to describe the tradition in which an open coffin is placed on view to allow the public at large to pay their respects to the deceased. There’s something both eerie and peaceful about the act of just lying there. Here are some of the famous and infamous who sleep the eternal sleep. Quiet please.


Boris Yeltsin




President Paul von Hindenburg




James Brown




Josef Stalin




Mario Lanza




Duchess and Archduke Ferdinand




Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn




Leon Trotsky (Lev Davidovich Bronstein)



Eva Peron



Buck Owens



V.I. Lenin



Mr. and Mrs. Marcos



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