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Fake Deaths

People who fake their own deaths and the reasons behind it.

Every day, newspapers are illed with stories of people who’ve died. But sometimes, the deaths aren’t for real… they’re fake!

For some people, faking your own death is a way of making money. One of the most famous recent cases was that of John Darwin. He was apparently “killed” in a canoeing accident of the coast of Hartlepool in the north of England. An extensive search found the wreckage of his canoe but no John. Later, his wife, Anne Darwin, collected a life insurance payment of £150,000. But it was all a trick and both John and Anne used the insurance money to buy a hotel in Panama. Ironically, they also wanted to organise canoeing holidays. They were eventually caught after pictures of them together in Panama were discovered.

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Great news! The latest issue of Hot English (206) is out now! Learn over 1,000 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month we’re looking at 12 useful expression to improve your spoken English. Plus, 15 words for the coffee shop, 10 useful words for talking about the computer, idioms, phrasal verbs... plus: • Jokes – jokes in English. • Work – dangerous jobs. • Grammar – indirect questions. • Culture – the British. • Psychology – dreams. • Language – how to improve your English. • Literature – holiday reading. • Celebrities – Megan Fox. • Cuisine – British food. • Strange news – fake deaths. • Food – summer salads. • Internet – Trip Advisor. • Vocabulary – loan words. AND LOTS, LOTS MORE! By reading and listening to all this great content, you'll improve your English reading and listening skills and learn up to 1,000 useful words or expressions. Plus, you'll get a better job and pass English-language exams more easily. Guaranteed!