Dr Thomas Lee Flanigan (pictured) was identified by many for his humor and his Fb memes, so it wasn’t stunning when his sufferers, family and friends members came upon that he had written his personal obituary in a approach that solely he might
An Ohio surgeon penned an unbelievable obituary for himself earlier than his dying final week on the age of 48.
Dr Thomas Lee Flanigan was identified by many for his humor and his Fb memes, so it wasn’t stunning when his sufferers, family and friends members came upon that he had written his personal obituary in a approach that solely he might.
The married, father-of-three, who additionally served within the Military, died on April 27.
‘Properly, that is it. I’ve accomplished my shift as the nice American cliché. Within the spirit of what turned out to be my final New Yr’s letter, my wild and loopy life has once more taken a brand new, sudden flip with my surprising and sudden, but fabulous, exit,’ Flanigan wrote within the obituary shared on Legacy.com.
Flanigan wrote that he has ‘joined the likes of Princess Diana, John Belushi, and Steve Irwin the Crocodile Hunter in leaving whereas nonetheless on the high of my sport as an iconic superhero who appeared nearly too good to be true’.
‘It was a very good run. No, an excellent run, however I can not take all of the credit score. Northern Michigan College and my Lambda Chi Alpha brothers, Wayne State College Medical College, The US Military, colleagues, varied celebrities, random cartoon characters, individuals who make memes, Russians and different family and friends all contributed,’ he wrote.
Flanigan stated his spouse, Amy, and their youngsters, Joey, 14, Evelyn, 13, and Sylvia, 10, ‘are the very best’.
The married, father-of-three (pictured along with his spouse, left, and their youngsters), who additionally served within the Military, died on April 27
Flanigan stated his spouse, Amy, and their youngsters, Joey, 14, Evelyn, 13, and 10-year-old Sylvia (all pictured) ‘are the very best’
‘Please take excellent care of them just like the priceless treasures they’re,’ Flanigan wrote earlier than saying he solely acquired married and youngsters for the jokes.
‘I’ll admit that I initially acquired married for the husband jokes and had youngsters for the dad jokes. It didn’t disappoint. The jokes I imply, however Amy and the youngsters have been fairly good too. Going to highschool occasions, dance competitions, and eight zillion hockey practices on the morning time actually makes a person’s life worthwhile,’ the obituary reads.
Flanigan shared that he additionally noticed ‘another pleasant issues in my time right here – Hawaiian volcanoes, Egyptian pyramids, and even the arrival of air fryers. I’ll say, it was magical, all of it’.
‘In case you have heard the rumors, I did dabble in a couple of different issues alongside the way in which throughout my 48 years, like serving my nation in fight on two separate excursions, incomes the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and saving numerous lives as an achieved surgeon and MD.
‘Oh, there was additionally that entire, fulfilling, “beauty and reconstructive surgical procedure” stint too. Yada, yada, yada. Let’s discuss my actual legacy, although…The dad jokes, the New Yr’s letters, the Fb memes. What was I to this world if not a beacon of sunshine shining upon those that could not scan the web for their very own hilarious and entertaining comedian aid? I suppose what I’m attempting to say is that you simply’re welcome and also you owe me massive time.’
‘I do know it is inconceivable to consider, however I, the Ginger God of Surgical procedure and Shenanigans, have fought my final cow (you are welcome Tim) and ridden off into the wonderful sundown after re-enlisting with a brand new unit.
Within the obituary, Flanigan stated he needed to admit ‘that I initially acquired married for the husband jokes’
He additionally stated that he ‘had youngsters for the dad jokes’, including that ‘it didn’t disappoint’. The Flanigans are pictured collectively throughout a trip
Flanigan shared that he noticed ‘another pleasant issues in my time right here – Hawaiian volcanoes, Egyptian pyramids, and even the arrival of air fryers. I’ll say, it was magical, all of it’
‘Because of the unknown and cosmic nature of my subsequent mission, this will probably be our final communication. It is going to self-destruct in 5 minutes. My whereabouts at the moment are high secret, however let’s simply say I’ve made some new mates by the names of Elvis and Kenny. The Church of Tom is closed for enterprise, however please proceed to worship me, mild candles, and ship cash. You understand the deal,’ he concluded.
It is unclear what precipitated Flanigan’s dying.
One in all his sufferers remembered him as ‘an clever, humorous, compassionate and caring physician’.
One other shared: ‘You meant so very a lot to me. The world is dimmer with out you in it. I want to thanks on your kindness and compassion in my breast most cancers journey.’
One in all his fraternity brothers stated Flanigan was ‘one in 1,000,000’.
Flanigan’s non-public life celebration will probably be held for his household on Friday.