Dead men serve no libel writs.But dying men can.
And what’s more, if he begins a libel action before he dies, his estate can carry it on afterwards.
That’s right: everyone who has thought fit to crow about this man’s predicament before he’s actually gone has potentially opened themselves up to a law suit. And this includes every website which has allowed libellous comments on articles reporting the situation.
So be sensible. Don’t give Fred Phelps the last laugh. Keep shtum.