19 Aug '11, 12am

Brazilian sleeps in coffin to honour his friend

Brazilian sleeps in coffin to honour his friend

Every Friday night for 23 years, Zeli Rossi has traded his bed in Brazil's south-eastern state of Minas Gerais for a coffin. -- PHOTO: AP SAO PAULO (AP) - Every Friday night for 23 years, Zeli Rossi has traded his bed in Brazil's south-eastern state of Minas Gerais for a coffin. Mr Rossi tells the G1 news website that his weekly sleeping habit became public last month when his 14-year-old grandson wrote a story about him for his school's newspaper. Mr Rossi says he sleeps in the coffin to honour a deceased friend. Long ago, the two promised each other that whoever died first would have his casket bought by the other. Mr Rossi's friend bought him a coffin when he mistakenly thought Mr Rossi had died in a 1983 car crash. When the friend died in 1988, Mr Rossi started sleeping in the coffin to honour his memory. And he also kept his promise to buy the dead friend a 'brand new...

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