Man's clever obituary may be one of the shortest

This may just be the shortest obituary ever.

The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, a North Dakota newspaper, ran the obit which features a photo of local resident Douglas Legler. Under his printed name read the simple words:

“Doug died.”

Janet Stoll, Legler’s daughter, said that her father wanted a short note following his passing.

“He said over and over, when I die I want my obituary to just say 'Doug Died,’” Stoll said to the Forum. ”[Other people's obituaries] would say 'he was the president of this, a director of this' and Dad would say, 'What, couldn't they hold down a job?'"

Stoll also said that her father was “very lighthearted and had a great sense of humor.”

He died on June 27 at the age of 85.

According to the Forum, Legler work as a driver for the Nash Finch Company for many years. He was also very much into cars and was also a singer who enjoyed country music.

The obituary ran Wednesday.

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