Britney Spears Wants to be Frozen When She Dies; Scottsdale-Based Alcor Life Extensions Should be Able to Help
Britney Spears is a well-known nut-job, so this morning when we heard she was planning on having her body frozen after she dies, with the hopes that she'll be thawed out and brought back to life in a future generation, we weren't exactly shocked.
It's reported that Spears has become so enamored with cryogenic freezing that she's planning to invest about $350,000 with Alcor Life Extensions, a Scottsdale-based firm that specializes in icing corpses post-mortem.
Just to put things into perspective, Spears' decision to have herself frozen comes only after she reportedly looked into having her ashes converted into diamonds after her death.
A "pal of the star" explained to The Sun what got Spears so interested in chilling out.
"It started when someone told her Walt Disney had been preserved by cryogenics to be revived in the future. That was a myth, but it got her researching the foundation and she became convinced it was worth a shot.
"Brit found the whole thing so interesting she spent most of her Mother's Day trip to Disneyland researching the subject on the Internet while a nanny took the boys round the park.
"She looked into having her ashes turned into diamonds after she is gone but settled on the chance of getting to live in the future."
Back here on Earth, thanks to her previous brushes with the loony bin, Spears' father, Jaimie, is in charge of her money to prevent her from blowing it on something insane
like investing $350,000 in a company that specializes in freezing people.
Alcor's been in the news quite a bit in recent months, winning court battles, and, most-notably, getting accused of abusing the frozen head of Boston Red Sox great Ted Williams, which is currently frozen at Alcor's Scottsdale headquarters.
The allegations stem from a new book called Frozen, written by former Alcor executive Larry Johnson. In the book, Johnson describes a scene where lab technicians would throw Williams' head in the air and hit it with a monkey wrench the way someone would hit a baseball.
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