Jack Nicholson Wouldn't Mind Being Eaten by Vultures

Actor, 72, mulls Native American 'sky burial'

By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 8, 2010 8:45 PM CST

(Newser) – At 72, Jack Nicholson has been thinking about death, or, more particularly, burial arrangements. One option he finds appealing, he tells German TV, is a Native American practice that would leave his body to the vultures. “I liked the nature of the Indians who haul their bodies up into the trees so that they are eaten by the birds,” the actor says of the “sky burial.”

But vultures aren’t the only idea. “Once I thought it would be nice to be buried under a large statue that is at least 10 meters (32 feet) high,” Nicholson adds. But “I will probably end up in a crematorium as I’m too claustrophobic for a coffin.”

Jack Nicholson laughs during a Dec. 4, 2009, Lakers game in Los Angeles.
Jack Nicholson laughs during a Dec. 4, 2009, Lakers game in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo)
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