Edward “Steady Ed” Headrick, the creator of the game of Frisbee golf, just before he died said he wanted his ashes to be mixed into new versions of the famous plastic disc.
He made his wishes clear to his family in the weeks before his death. He died Monday, Aug. 12, 2002, at his home in La Selva Beach, Calif from complications resulting from two strokes he suffered. He was 78.
Upon his death, Headrick was cremated, and, as requested by him, his ashes were molded into memorial Frisbees and given to family, close friends and sold to benefit The Ed Headrick Memorial Museum.
“For years, he used to joke about saying he wanted to live on as a Frisbee, ” Daniel Headrick said of his father. “We always thought he was joking. But he made it clear he was serious. He wanted us to use his ashes in making some Frisbees. He even said he hopes we throw them around in his honor.”