Grave Matters …
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams (1952-2001) was laid to rest in Highgate Cemetary. He had a thing about ballpoint pens.
“Somewhere in the cosmos, he said, along with all the planets inhabited by humanoids, reptiloids, fishoids, walking treeoids and superintelligent shades of the color blue, there was also a planet entirely given over to ballpoint life forms. And it was to this planet that unattended ballpoints would make their way, slipping away quietly through wormholes in space to a world where they knew they could enjoy a uniquely ballpointoid lifestyle, responding to highly ballpoint-oriented stimuli, and generally leading the ballpoint equivalent of the good life.”
Fans who visit his grave often leave a biro or suchlike in fond memory of an author who died way too soon.