Becoming famous after death is not that easy, only a few exceptional people manage to achieve that through their work such as masterpieces that people keep admiring for centuries after the artist is long gone.
Henry Darger, the American writer, is the best example of that. Two decades after his death, he became popular after his fantasy manuscript was discovered. Holly Blair also became famous after her death through a wonderful obituary that was written for her, and her story is pretty unique.
Holly’s obituary instantly went viral and thousands of people felt bummed out that they never got to know her while she was still with us.
“Holly Blair exploded into glitter and bats on Aug. 17, 2020. She is survived by four spoiled cats, two stinky dogs, three bad birds, a turtle, and an utterly useless frog named Fred, as well as three children and a husband of little to no importance. Her remains will be interred under a tree with the ridiculous multitude of animals she rescued, both wild and domestic,” the obituary reads.
"Her future plans include drinking beer with Terry Pratchett and flying across the moon on her broomstick on Halloween. She has also promised to communicate with us from the beyond via the cockatiel psyche. We ask that everyone carve extra jack-o’-lanterns on Halloween this year in her honor. All hail the wicked witch of Juniper Road!” it reads.
Despite never knowing her in real life, many people went on Holly's memorial page and left some nice messages in memory of her.
I never had the pleasure of meeting this glorious woman, but I will be sure to carve a pumpkin in her honor this year. My deepest condolences to her surviving family and animals,” someone wrote on her memory wall.