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Jolypha
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Is it true that when a person dies their facial expression will stay the same as they were when they were alive. Like if a person were to die while seeing something scary, their facial expression after death will be horrified?

A rescuer at the Oklahoma City bombing said he found the body of a little boy who "looked so scared" at the time he died.


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chinpira
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I thought if one is dead, the facial muscles relax, some with eyes open or partially open and others closed.
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danny
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but wouldnt it be great if this were true, nobody likes a funeral but if, on your deathbed you pull a funny face it would lend more of a party atmosphere to an otherwise gloomy affair!
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Andrew Ryan
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Part of the mortician's job is to settle the departed's expression before being laid in the coffin, to make sure they look peaceful. See the amusing film "The Loved One" from the 60's to see this happening. In it a mortician tries several different expressions on the dead John Gielgud before his family see the body.
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boogers
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From the new reports I saw at the time, Romanian Dictator Ceaucescu died with a rather odd look on his face--not quite horrified but with one eye shut while the other stared blankly into space. He got nailed in the back of the head in 1989. Goering had a similar look after dying of cyanide poisoning.
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