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His Life, According to Jim

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Actor James Rebhorn wrote his own heartfelt obituary.

Actor James Rebhorn died March 21, 2014, after a decade-long fight with skin cancer.

Best known for his recurring role on "Homeland" as the father of protagonist Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes), Rebhorn will also be remembered for his work on TV's "White Collar" and "Seinfeld" and in films such as "Independence Day" and "Meet the Parents."

Also memorable: the touching obituary he wrote for himself.

In just a few paragraphs, Rebhorn gives thanks for his many good fortunes, brags on his daughters, sends a final love letter to his wife, and even honors those who made his career possible.

It's well worth a read for his fans as well as those who want to pen their own obituaries when the time comes.

You can read the obituary at his church's website, and share memories and condolences in his online Guest Book.