Lost finale: Jack's newspaper clipping
Ever since the Lost season finale aired, fans have been speculating about the newspaper clipping that Jack was reading in his flash-forward. The article, an obituary for a mysterious person, caused Jack a great deal of distress. Was the deceased an Other, an 815 survivor, or someone we haven't met?
Text of the newspaper clipping has turned up on some of the major Lost websites, including The Fuselage and Lostpedia. There's no word on whether the text is official, but it does fit with the excerpts of the article that were visible in the episode. The text is available after the jump.
Lostpedia also has a section devoted to theories about the identity of the dead person mentioned in the clipping. Suspects include Locke, Sawyer, Ben, and Michael.
"The body of John Lantham of New York was found shortly after 4 a.m. in the 4300 block of Grand Avenue.
Ted Worden, a doorman at the Tower Lofts complex, heard loud noises coming from the victim's loft. Concerned for the tenants' safety, he entered the loft and found the body hanging from a beam in the living room.
According to Jaime Ortiz, a police spokesman, the incident was deemed a suicide after medical tests. Lantham (sic) is survived by one teenaged son.
Memorial services will be held at the Hoffs-Drawlar Funeral Home tomorrow evening."