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    the act of faking your own death because you want to avoid serious personal, financial, or legal problems, and start a new life; someone who does this

    We should be grateful to John and Anne Darwin for bringing the excellent word pseudocide back into wider public use.

    Andy Kaufman: hoax or celebrity pseudocide?

    Submitted by Kerry on 14/08/2015
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