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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The Chief Ministers of all BJP-ruled states are also likely to attend the funeral after paying their last respects to the revered RSS ideologue.
The funeral procession of Pataudi began from his home in Delhi with several celebrities paying their last respects.
Among those paying their last respects were Assembly Presiding Officer Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas.
These people have taken it upon themselves to represent the ordinary men and women of Britain in paying their last respects to those who have fallen in Iraq and Afghanistan.
GORDON Brown yesterday joined mourners paying their last respects to Labour MP John MacDougall.
They were joining members of 30-year-old Naomi's family in paying their last respects to the prison warder who was found dead at her home in Patch Lane, Redditch on Saturday October 22.
Today her family and friends were paying their last respects at the church of St Mary the Virgin in Leigh.
Mourners were today paying their last respects to an England football fan killed in Portugal while celebrating the team's Euro 2004 victory over Croatia.
Hundreds of mourners were paying their last respects today to a seven-year-old girl who was shot dead along with her father.
MOURNERS were paying their last respects today to an England under- 20 soccer star who died in a car crash on his way to play at Coventry City on the first day of the Nationwide League season.
Mourners could soon be paying their last respects to diehard football fans on the terraces of their favourite club with the launch of the country's first municipal funerals.
FRIENDS and family were yesterday paying their last respects to a former miner who helped build a community club.
Among those paying their last respects were Provo intelligence chief Bobby Storey and Brighton bomber Patrick Magee.
BOWLS players have pleaded with undertakers not to hold funerals on matchdays - so they don't miss paying their last respects to their friends.
Mourners were paying their last respects to another churchwarden at St Mary's Church when trouble broke out.