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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HUNDREDS of mourners gathered yesterday to pay last respects to "little angel" Luke Gargan, who was found dead after going missing from his home.
The prime minister went to the northern city of San Sebastian yesterday to pay last respects to Juan Maria Jauregui, aged 49.
Thousands of police officers, friends and relatives jammed into Calvary Chapel on Friday to pay last respects to Los Angeles police Officer Steve Gajda, who was fatally wounded in a New Year's Eve confrontation with a gang member.
Designated as a place for visitors to pay last respects to late musicians such as Jim Morrison, Jerry Garcia, Frank Zappa and Cass Elliott, the site features eulogies, information and background on where the musicians are buried as well as a "where would they be now" section dedicated to musicians who met their demise prematurely.
Munde's body was placed at the BJP headquarters for party leaders to pay last respects.
It is the chapel where the coffin of William's late mother, Princess Diana, was put for her family to pay last respects in private before her funeral in 1997.
In order to give opportunity to more people to pay last respects, the body is located in a public building, near the house where he was born.
DEVOTED IDon Simms carries coffin and, above, with son FAREWELL Family and neighbours pay last respects to Jonathan Simms in Highfield, West Belfast, yesterday
MORE than 80 people gathered to pay last respects to a baby whose body was found in a carrier bag beside a river in south Warwickshire earlier this year.
Last night one of the organisers said the pounds 145-a-head trip, planned as a final trip to pay last respects to fallen comrades, was a farce, with their courier knowing nothing about the area.
Anyone who thought he was someone was there to pay last respects to Charlie Kray.
Tearful visitors, young and old, made their way through Dunblane's narrow streets yesterday to pay last respects to the 16 infants and their teacher slaughtered by pervert Tom Hamilton.