Thursday, September 11, 2008

Tribune gets reasonable on Swanborn obit

Posted By on 09.11.08 at 05:31 PM

The case of the expurgated Tribune death notice is heading for a happy ending.  The widow of stand-up comic Ken Swanborn posted a comment below announcing that the Tribune has relented and will republish Swanborn's death notice, this time including the line it originally refused to print: ""In lieu of flowers, vote Democratic."

"Only Swanny could have his obit rejected," said Carol O'Neill, a buddy of Swanborn's from their days growing up together in Dolton. Now she can add that only Swanny, in a sense, gets to die twice. The episode would have made for a great stand-up routine.

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