Top 25 plans Brits have for their bodies after death

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Brits are making sure they live on after their death – with plans to turn themselves into jewellery, artwork, and donate their bodies to science. Research of 2,000 adults revealed 29 percent would consider cremation, with their ashes then scattered in a natural setting.

And 24 percent would think about having their organs and tissue donated, so they could “live on” through others.

More than one in ten (11 percent) would be happy for their entire body to be donated to science, while others like the idea of their ashes being formed into a diamond (seven percent), or being inked into a loved one’s tattoo (four percent).

But it also emerged a zombie was the worst thing Brits feel they could come back as after they die, with 38 percent naming this as their least favourite option.

The research was commissioned to launch video game Dead Island 2, which has teamed up with insurance company, DeadHappy, to give people the opportunity to take out a Deathwish – which will ensure there are “no un-wanted comebacks” in the event of a zombie apocalypse.

Simon Turner, spokesman from game creators PLAION UK, said: “Thinking about what you want to happen once you pass on isn’t easy for most.

“However, we’re pretty sure most people would agree they wouldn’t love to come back as a zombie – hell-bent on feasting on the flesh of their former loved ones.

“There’s no harm in being prepared for the unexpected – and taking out a Deathwish for this unlikely event could pay dividends.”

After zombies, spiders were the least popular after-life option for 34 percent, along with a vampire (31 percent) or a pigeon (30 percent).

Other things people wouldn’t want to return as include a seagull (28 percent) or a ghost (24 percent).

But it also emerged 23 percent of adults have never given any thought to their own end-of-life arrangements.

And 47 percent believe that in the future, traditional cremations and burials will be a thing of the past, as people get more creative with what they want to happen to their bodies.

The study, commissioned via OnePoll, also found that when it comes to a zombie apocalypse, 18 percent consider themselves at least somewhat prepared for one.

However, only nine percent are “very confident” they’d survive such a scenario, with 32 percent “very unconfident” they’d last.

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