As we all know, the end of the world is coming on November 8 2016, the next US general election. The obituary of one woman from Virginia, though, claims she has found death preferable to the prospect of voting for either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, in the next few months.
Mary Anne Noland’s full obituary in the Richmond Times-Dispatch over the weekend read: “Faced with the prospect of voting for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, Mary Anne Noland of Richmond chose, instead, to pass into the eternal love of God on Sunday, May 15, 2016, at the age of 68…”
Pictures of the newspaper entry have since been shared many times on social media. A spokesperson for the paper confirmed to Snopes.com that the obit is real: “Paid death notices are vignettes about a person’s life, as told by their family or friends. This isn’t the first time a paid death notice has been used to send a personal message to the world. All content published in The Times-Dispatch is reviewed before publication. In the case of Ms Noland’s obituary, we’re not surprised by the response.”