Aug 2, 2016
James Donofrio has worked in a funeral home since age 12. He's now 57.
Uncle Pelle has died and everyone is fighting over his ashes.
I asked my friend Ernesto, who works as an ICU nurse, some questions about existential anxiety, fear of death, and how surrounding oneself with the dying can affect one's brain.
One supporter compared his fall to that of Jesus's betrayal by the Romans. She didn't say who Judas was.
The sad, but not uncommon, tale of an elderly healer who was murdered with an axe.
Due to the economy it's hard enough to live in Greece, but exorbitant burial costs, limited cemetery space, and endless bureaucracy make dying almost as difficult.
It takes courage to give away the only thing that is truly yours, even if you're already dead.
This spring, Shaynna Sims was arrested for "unauthorized dissection" and later charged with stealing the dead woman's shoes.
Our protagonist ponders the reason why we're nice to each other in this comic from Tyler Boss.
According to the National Association of Funeral Directors, their coffins are getting to be too big for the furnace doors.
As eco-friendly funerals come into vogue, VICE considers some alternative ways of going back to dust.
Nonprofit funeral homes have popped up across the country to ensure that grieving people don't get price-gouged after the death of a loved one.
Photographer Yani Clarke spent a month documenting life and death at Nepal's Pashupatinath Temple, where more than 40 bodies are incinerated every day.
One person's prank is another person's trauma.
New evidence shows that cremation may be worse for us than we thought. Which doesn't leave a whole lot of options if you're aiming for a green death.
The former mayor's death signals the end of the go-go era in Washington, DC.
Thousands of flowers take up the pavement outside self-service shops in the weeks leading up to All Saints' Day, but they're all fake.
On May 14, 1982, during the height of Guatemala's civil war, Carmen Sánchez Chen was bathing in the Chixoy River when the military attacked, taking her three-year-old son, Manuel. Decades later, Manuel's remains were exhumed from a mass grave, allowing fo…
On March 13, two people were killed during clashes between pro-Russian & pro-Ukraine groups in the eastern Ukrainian town of Donetsk. Two days later, friends and family gathered for the funeral of Dmytro Cherniavsky—a former press secretary for the Ukrain…
On Thursday morning, I found myself in Athens' Schistos cemetery. As I arrived, I was met by hundreds of grieving Greeks, all staring at the white coffin of murdered antifascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas (known as Killah P.) as it was carried inside the church…
Your funeral has a Facebook event. We're going to geo-tag the location and read your draft tweets aloud. Your urn is a hot spot, because of a Kickstarter you forgot about, and we built a bot from your web presence. It's almost the same as having you alive…
On the morning of Wednesday April 17, 2013, the Iron Lady was laid to rest. Anti-Thatcher protesters planned on congregating at Ludgate Circus so they could turn their backs on the coffin as it went past. We went along to count the vicious socialists who
Because bombing people in Gaza isn't enough.
Photos by Angela Boatwright, Styling by Annette Lamothe-Ramos