X-Message-Number: 27717
From: "John de Rivaz" <>
Subject: Martinots burned after freezer breaks down
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 23:18:00 -0000

A Frenchman who fought a long-running legal battle to keep his parents'
bodies in a deep-freeze has cremated them after the freezer broke down.

Remy Martinot's parents were frozen soon after their deaths in the hope of
bringing them back to life.

A court in January ordered them to be buried or cremated, and Mr Martinot
had said he would appeal the decision.

However, they were cremated on 3 March after the crypt where they were kept
at -65C heated up to -20C.

more on

Although many cryonicists considered this preservation in a mechanical
freezer to be futile, this is still sad news. I am sure many of us will feel
a sense of loss.

Sincerely, John de Rivaz:  http://John.deRivaz.com for websites including
Cryonics Europe, Longevity Report, The Venturists, Porthtowan, Alec Harley
Reeves - inventor, Arthur Bowker - potter, de Rivaz genealogy,  Nomad .. and

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