Tunes Now Available to the Dearly Departed

This is what we’ve all been waiting for. It seems you can now have a sound system that plays music in one’s coffin from now into eternity… I note that the touchscreen is built into the headstone however, and is not within easy reach of the departed.

The following teaser is from a December 18, 2012 article at

SWEDEN – So much for resting in peace.

Fredrik Hjelmquist has invented the CataCombo Sound system, a built-in stereo system for your coffin, the Scotsman reports.

It allows people to create their own playlist before they die so their favourite music can be piped into their grave.

The £18,500 system allows relatives to update the playlist via a CataTomb app using a touch screen built into the headstone.

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Author: Leland Meitzler

Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985, and has worked as Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and The Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company (, writes daily at, writes the weekly Genealogy Newsline, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour to the Family History Library, and speaks nationally, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.

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