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

(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.”

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Feb 10, 2010 9:10 AM CST
Nicholson's a Zen mother fucker. "Death is a natural dispersion and transformation of the body, so why not let nature handle it?" (Zhuangzi)
Feb 10, 2010 3:33 AM CST
I want to be shot out of a cannon... naked... wearing nothing but a scuba mask and a clown wig. Wherever I land is where they leave me.
Feb 9, 2010 11:44 AM CST
Interesting-some people go from ideas on burial to politics-now thats following a line of thought in an article