Only Resting

When director Tony Scott committed suicide to avoid the ravages of inoperable brain cancer, dozens of American celebrities denied he was actually dead, that he was only resting. They all said Rest in peace. Have none of these people seen the Norwegian blue parrot Monty Python sketch?
Mr. Praline: Never mind that, my lad. I wish to complain about this parrot what I purchased not half an hour ago from this very boutique.
Owner: Oh yes, the, uh, the Norwegian Blue… What’s,uh… What’s wrong with it?
Mr. Praline: I’ll tell you what’s wrong with it, my lad. ’E’s dead, that’s what’s wrong with it!
Owner: No, no, ’E’s uh,… he’s resting.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)