Archbishop Desmond Tutu requested 'cheapest possible coffin'

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  • Desmond Tutu
    Desmond Tutu
    South African churchman, politician, archbishop, Nobel Prize winner (1931–2021)

The body of Archbishop Desmond Tutu departed a Cape Town cathedral in an unpainted coffin made of pine. The late civil rights champion requested a cheap coffin without a lavish funeral and will be cremated after his state funeral on New Year’s Day.

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