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Published on June 9th, 2009 | by Christian Cawley

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TARDIS Burial for Fan

We often like to feature unusual homemade builds – Daleks, TARDIS potting sheds, etc – but this story is a bit different, and a lot sadder; it concerns a Doctor Who fan who passed away recently and was buried in a TARDIS shaped coffin.

Doctor Who fan and David Tennant lookalike Seb Neale was just 26 when he died recently – the Swansea university graduate fell at home after a barbeque at a friends house.

200 mourners attended the funeral which saw Seb remembered with a glossy brochure of him in costume as well as a service made up of Doctor Who quotations.

A family tribute read:

“Seb never missed an opportunity to make the most of his similarity to the latest Doctor Who.

“You could even say he exploited it, and if there was a pretty girl about, so much the better.”

Very sad, and very moving. Our condolences are with Seb’s family and friends.

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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