Joanna Lumley on preparing for the inevitable

Joanna Lumley has spoken out about the importance of planning your own funeral – and revealed she wants to be buried in a cardboard coffin.

The actress said she has made a will and intends to be buried in a painted cardboard box filled with items such as books, ‘some feathers and nice bits and pieces’.

Funeral Plan Quotes

Funeral Plan Quotes

She also had some stern words for those who avoid thinking about such things: ‘Just get a tight grip. If you haven’t understood that if you are born you die, you scarcely deserve to be able to be alive.’

She said her desire to ensure her ‘house is in order’ before she is ‘too gaga’ to do it motivated her to finalise her arrangements for when she passes away.

Miss Lumley said: ‘Look, when you’re young you think life is forever, but it’s finite. I’m 68, so even by the maddest measurements, I’m in the last bit of life.

‘All the trouble you will cause by not leaving a will. All the heartache!

‘Family feuds are going to happen anyway, so be as clear as you can. And even if it’s only to leave it to the cat’s home, make a will.’
Read more on this Daily Mail story.

Julie at the Prepaid Funeral Review says “A lot of people ask about environmentally friendly funerals, which is great.  Sadly, they usually cost significantly more than conventional ones, but that doesn’t stop the pioneers!  One day, all funerals will be environmentally friendly, and the greater the demand, the sooner costs will fall and the better for all of us left behind.”