In News today:
In an operation in keeping with his intensely reclusive life, Hollywood icon Marlon Brando was cremated after a low-key, private funeral in Los Angeles on Monday, attended only by close family.
One report claimed that Brando’s close friend and neighbour Jack Nicholson was to lead the ceremony and that his ashes were to be scattered over Tetiaroa, the Tahitian island that he bought in the late 1960s for $270,000 and retired to for much of his life. [Guardian Unlimited]
Brando’s remains are expected to cover the island in a layer several inches thick. Residents of the island are reported as saying “if only he’d have had one more salad”.*
*Pure fiction for folly.