'I told you I was ill' named Britain's favourite epitaph

Sarah Coles
Spike Milligan
Spike Milligan

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A survey of epitaphs put Spike Milligan's gravestone quip "I told you I was ill" out in front of competition from the likes of Frank Carson and Winston Churchill (grave pictured with the engraving in Gaelic).

It goes to show we put a great deal of thought into some aspects of our dying days. It's just that we may be neglecting some of the more key ones.