Is it cool to lie to a dying man? Yes, of course. And that's exactly what a woman in Oregon did for her 76-year-old ex-husband as he passed away back on April 6 of this year. The resulting write-up has since gone viral.
The man's name was Michael Elliott, and according to his obituary published in the Oregonian, he didn't know what year he was born, but he did pass away "knowing" that Donald Trump was impeached.
From the Oregonian:
Mike ran out of family long ago and is survived by his ex-wife and best friend, Teresa Elliott. Though their marriage ran aground, their friendship only grew stronger and hers was the last voice Mike heard. And the last thing she said to him was "Donald Trump has been impeached." Upon hearing that he took his final, gentle breath, his earthly work concluded. Mike will be forever missed but never forgotten.
Elliott's ex-wife Teresa explained to the New York Daily News why she fibbed to a guy on his death bed. "I knew it was his very, very last moments," she said. "I knew that would bring him comfort and it did. He then took his final breath." She further stated that he "hated [Trump's] effing guts."
The obituary also went on to say that Mike was the "sharpest dresser in town," that he played in a semi-pro basketball league in drag (he went by "Skaggy Maggie"), and that he once threw all his golf clubs into a tree after an errant shot.