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pay (one's) last respects

To show or express one's respect for someone who has died, especially by attending their 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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Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai arrives at the Celebration Sports Club in Mumbai to pay last respects to Sridevi.
The Heaney family, including the couple's two other children Christopher and Catherine Ann, were joined by relatives and friends, contemporaries and dignitaries to pay last respects to Ireland's greatest poet since William Butler Yeats.
The Heaney family, including the couple's two other children Christopher and Catherine Ann, were joined by relatives, friends, stars, contemporaries and dignitaries to pay last respects to Ireland's greatest poet since WB Yeats.
Venezuelans waited for hours to pay last respects to the late president as conflicting accounts of his final days began to emerge.
His Dopahar Ka Saamna, which does not come on Sunday, also brought out a special edition on Nov 18 to pay last respects to the departed leader.
If you drove to the funeral home to pay last respects to your dead mother, that was "pleasure driving.
A crowd gathered Thursday at the National "Ivan Vazov" Theater in downtown Sofia to pay last respects to great Bulgarian actor, Georgi Cherkelov.
the heroic veterans pay last respects on beach at Dunkirk yesterday
Tripathi, secretary of the Nationalist Congress Party of India, who arrived in Kathmandu on Sunday to pay last respects to Koirala.
Bishkek mayor Daniyar Usenov told the details of the ceremony to pay last respects for writer Chinghiz Aitmatov who will be buried on Saturday at Ata Beit memorial cemetery.
More than 80 people gathered to pay last respects to the newborn baby at her funeral in September last year.
When Angela hears of her brother's demise, she forces her reluctant offspring--a surly would-be Death Metal rocker--to accompany her to Armour Springs to pay last respects.
A pal yesterday said the comedian had no plans to fly from New Zealand, where he now lives, to pay last respects to Cheryl, 56.