10 Inspiring, Confusing, and Humorous Eulogies of the Famous

From Marilyn Monroe to Princess Diana to Steve Jobs, a look at how celebrities were remembered at their funerals

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Steve Jobs' sister Mona Simpson delivered her brother's eulogy during the Apple CEO's funeral held several weeks ago. The touching words were published in the New York Times this weekend. Composing a speech worthy of a visionary like Jobs seems like an impossible task, but Simpson's able words tell the story of a man who had a passionate hunger for knowledge, was dedicated to his family and loved ones, and never stopped following his own path. "What I learned from his illness, was how much was still left after so much had been taken away," Simpson writes. It's an intimate look into the late Pixar exec's life and final days that paints an inspiring portrait of the "absolutist" and "romantic."

We've gathered several other impassioned and inspirational eulogies past the break. Some will make you laugh before crying, while others are a tad confusing, but hopefully these words move you as much as they did us.

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