pay (one's) last respects

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pay (one's) last respects

To show or express one's respect for someone who has died, especially by attending his or her funeral, wake, memorial service, etc. Anyone who wishes to pay their last respects to my husband is welcome to do so at the viewing this Saturday, from 10 AM to 4 PM.
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He said through relatives he was "very grateful" for being allowed to pay his last respects.
He had later gone to pay his last respects to Sgt Gareth Thursby, 29, at his funeral in Skipton, just 24 hours before his own death, the hearing was told.
BJP President Nitin Gadkari and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat have already arrived to pay his last respects to Sudarshan, whose body has been kept in state for last tributes at the RSS headquarters Reshambagh here.
Bill MacDowell, 63, had been expected to travel from his London home to the Highlands to pay his last respects to his mother Mary, 92.
Yesterday, he travelled to Saudi Arabia to pay his last respects to dying King Fahd.
England legend Jack Charlton says he is relieved he will be back from holiday in time to pay his last respects to John Charles after missing the funeral of his Leeds United colleague Billy Bremner.