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He laid himself to rest for the final time on September 6, 2008, at 7:42 Eastern Time, with the following transmission on all frequencies and channels:
Now, therefore, I will sleep. Edit
In sorrow we must go, but not in despair. Behold! we are not bound for ever to the circles of the world, and beyond them is more than memory. Farewell!
Never again was he seen in the realm of Middle Earth.