How's this for an Obituary? The John Fairfax Story

The obituary of John Fairfax (who passed at 74 years old on February 8th) has absolutely lit up the internet over this weekend, he is being called the real-life Most Interesting Man in the World by all who read it…

At 9, he settled a dispute with a pistol. At 13, he lit out for the Amazon jungle.

At 20, he attempted suicide-by-jaguar. Afterward he was apprenticed to a pirate. To please his mother, who did not take kindly to his being a pirate, he briefly managed a mink farm, one of the few truly dull entries on his otherwise crackling résumé, which lately included a career as a professional gambler.

You have to get over there and check this thing out, it’s an amazing life story…

Source:

John Fairfax, Who Rowed Across Oceans, Dies at 74 (NYT)

 

 

What's been said:

Discussions found on the web