NEW YORK (AP) — Actor James Rebhorn is having the last word.

The character actor who appeared in “Homeland” and “Scent of a Woman” penned his own obituary that appeared on his church’s website in New Jersey. Rebhorn, a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Jersey City, died Friday at age 65 of skin cancer.

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Rebhorn wrote that without his wife and two daughters “his life would have been little more than a vapor.” He urged his children to mourn him only as long as necessary, because “they have much good work to do, and they should get busy doing it.”

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Rebhorn concluded that he was a lucky man in every way.

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