Christopher Biggins believes in reincarnation
Christopher Biggins has revealed he believes in life after death and thinks a person's soul transfers to another body when that individual dies
Christopher Biggins has revealed he believes in reincarnation in the wake of Lynda Bellingham's funeral.
The 65-year-old actor was friends with the late actress for 40 years and read a tribute to Lynda at her funeral at St Bartholomew's Church in Crewkerne, Somerset, on Monday (04.11.14).
Biggins appeared on 'Loose Women' - the daytime talk show that Lynda had been a panellist on - today (04.11.14) to discuss her memorial service and admitted he believes her soul has now moved on to someone else.
Revealing his thoughts on death, he said: "It's a taboo subject. I think there's a look in certain people and you know that's what is going to happen, inevitably we are all going to go. I'm lucky I believe that we are going on to a better place. I believe the body is nothing, it will be burnt or buried but the soul goes on and I think it goes on to enter someone else. I have a great affiliation with Rome and playing Nero was like second nature to me!"
Biggins suggestion he may have once been a Roman Emperor prompted Ruth Langsford to say: "If Lynda was here now she'd be laughing her head off at that!"
Although they were plenty of tears at Lynda's funeral, Biggins insisted they were lots of laughs and he is sure his pal would have been very pleased with the "send-off" she was given by friends and family.
He said: "We shouldn't be sad any more because we did give her the most wonderful send off. It was fantastic, from the people outside the church to the people inside ... Gyles Brandreth started it off magnificently and then Denise Welch's poem was fantastic. They were so many wonderful, wonderful things but the thing that we all went (broke down on), was when her sons Michael and Robbie read the letter from Lynda.
"Laughter was the key thing. For 40 years I knew Lynda and we never stopped laughing right up until the end, it was laughter that was key. She was inspirational, what she did in the last two weeks of her life will have helped so many people."