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Some people live life to the full. Chris Connors lived life till it was overflowing.
The Massachusetts man liked to think of himself as just a 'regular Irishman', but his 67 years on the planet - which ended due to pancreatic cancer amid a whisky-soaked house party last Friday - were anything but regular.
Hours - Life - Raft - Caribbean - Sea
When he was 26 he spent 40 hours on a life raft in the Caribbean Sea; at 64 he climbed to the base camp of Mount Everest. And the years around those two points were just as lively, as his incredible obituary revealed Tuesday.
'Irishman Dies from Stubbornness, Whiskey,' the obituary begins. 'Chris Connors died, at age 67, after trying to box his bikini-clad hospice nurse just moments earlier.'
Rest - Child - Caitlin - Connors - Cousin
The rest of the tale - written by his eldest child, Caitlin Connors, 33, and her cousin Liz Connors - is the stuff of local, and thanks to the internet national, legend.
Connors, a 'ladies' man, game slayer, and outlaw' - and runner of a charity fund - from Quincy, Massachusetts, had spent his life living to extremes, they wrote.
Age - Globe - Expedition - Days - Life
In 1975, at the age of 26 he attempted to circumnavigate the globe - an expedition that ended with him spending two days floating in a life raft off the coast of Panama.
He became a Golden Gloves boxer - despite his skinny physique - following a passion that would, quite literally, last the rest of his life.
Sense - Adventure - Wall - Street - Lack
His sense of adventure also took him to Wall Street, where - despite a complete lack of any financial background - he made a career.
And in-between, the obit says, he got into a fight in a Jewish deli while dressed as a priest, would swim in the Atlantic in January, founded a rugby club and saved a woman from a knife-wielding mugger in NYC, walking...
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