When do you stop being "late" and start being dead?
I was reading a news article a few minutes ago that spoke of the “late Shah of Iran” – but he died 30+ years ago. Then there was a TV news clip that showed the “late Princess Diana” – but she has been dead for at least 12 years.
When does a person stop being “late”? When does a person begin to be considered really dead?
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