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Jon Underwood, Founder of the Website Death Cafe, Has Died

Underwood leaves two children and an important legacy behind

Jon Underwood, the founder of the website Death Cafe, died suddenly from acute promyelocytic leukemia on June 27, 2017, at the age of 44.  The father of two was an influential figure in the end-of-life arena, carrying on the work … Continue reading

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What is a Death Cafe? An Interview with Jon Underwood, Part II

The idea of talking about death openly and comfortably

Last week we talked with Jon Underwood, the founder of Death Cafe. Based on the sociological studies of the Swiss Bernard Crettaz, the goal of Death Cafe is to create a safe environment where people can engage in conversation about … Continue reading

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What are Death Cafes? An Interview with Jon Underwood, Part I

Creating a safe environment for people to talk about death and dying

Today we talk with Jon Underwood, the founder of Death Cafe. Based on the sociology studies of the Swiss Bernard Crettaz, the goal of Death Cafe is to create a safe environment where people can engage in conversation about death … Continue reading

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