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Simon Cowell Wants To Freeze His Body After He Dies

Simon Cowell, the former American Idol judge famous for freezing contestants in their tracks with his biting critiques, now says he wants to freeze more than that … his body. After he dies, of course.  

In this recent interview with GQ Magazine, Cowell explains why he’d like to have his body cryonically frozen:

“It’s an insurance policy.  If it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work.  If it does work, I’ll be happy.  If it’s possible, and I think it will be, why not have a second crack?  Does that sound crazy?  I think it’s a good idea.

I have a feeling that if I don’t do it now, I could regret this in 300 years’ time.”

Setting aside the moral, ethical, and practical considerations of freezing someone’s body in case medical research can ever find a way to restore life, what kind of legal complications can this cause for the family?

Plenty.  How does this effect his estate planning?  Will he want his money and assets held in trust so Read more...

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