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Popped Clog: 'Steady Ed' Hedrick

'Steady Ed' Hedrick - inventor of the modern Frisbee and the sport of 'disc golf' - has died.

He was 78.

15 August 2002

"Headrick's ashes will be molded into a limited number of memorial flying discs with distribution to be determined later." - Disc Golf Association Press Release

Being injection moulded, thrown about in a park by men in baggy shorts before being chewed by a dog and getting stuck in a tree is an odd way to end up - even for someone who spent his entire adult life playing 'Disc Golf'. But if
that's what Steady Ed (being of sound mind) wants done with his ashes, who are we to argue?

Anyway, novelty celebrity corpse dissemination is nothing new - famous people have been posthumously incorporating themselves into the products that made them famous for years...

- In 1982, John Belushi's ashes were chopped with pure cocaine before being ingested by mourners at his memorial service. Those in attendance included Dan Aykroyd and the girl from Diff'rent Strokes. You know, the one who became a porn star. Dana something.

- In 1984, the body of Mc Donalds founder Ray Krok was sliced into thin strips, dropped in boiling fat and served, along with a low-cost plastic toy, to children in his native Illinois.

- In 1994, Nicole Brown Simpson became the first dead pseudo-celeb to be woven into a pair of ill-fitting gloves.

- In 1996, following the untimely death of Notorious B.I.G., the hip-hop star's ashes were acquired by Sean 'P Diddy' Combes who clumsily repackaged and resold them as 'tribute ashes' for huge personal profit.

- In 2002, due to a misunderstanding, the ashes of Lisa Left-Eye Lopez were scattered over a shrub.

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