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city: corsier-sur-vevey (vaud)

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from charlie chaplin posted in movies by donkeyoti

On December 27, 1977, Sir Charles (Charlie) Chaplin was laid to rest after suffering a stroke in his sleep. He was 88 years old.

Shortly thereafter, on March 1, 1978, Chaplin's body was corpse-napped and held for ransom. The bandits demanded $600,000 for the return of The Tramp's remains.

The two immigrants who perpetrated the body snatching were arrested in May of that year. Both did time for the unauthorized exhumation and later apologized to the family. Chaplin was re-interred, only this time with a cement slab over his grave.

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