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Memorial Music: “The Show Must Go On” by Queen

A powerful song about strength in the face of death

Queen’s incredible power-ballad, “The Show Must Go On”, radiates the unadulterated strength that bubbles to the surface when one faces a death-sentence in the form of terminal illness. The song itself was released in 1991, just one month before the untimely AIDs-related death … Continue reading

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Richard Carter’s Post-Mortem Cast “Troy Simon Burdine II”

The History of Death Masks

Troy Simon Burdine II was a casualty of the AIDS epidemic, so rife in the Bay Area during the nineties. Moribund after years of fighting the virus, he petitioned his friend Richard Carter to cast his full body after death. … Continue reading

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