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.
See also: last, pay, respect
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On behalf of the European Union, I will pay our last respects to this great statesman and person in Johannesburg," he added.
Another mourner said: "We are sorry that we didn't get the chance to pay our last respects.