Woman admits to eating her husband’s ashes Image via YouTube: TheAsherShow

In bad taste? US woman snacks on dead husband’s ashes

‘I can’t stop…I’m eating my husband’: A Tennessee woman says that eating her husband’s cremated remains is like an ‘adrenaline rush’.


Woman admits to eating her husband’s ashes Image via YouTube: TheAsherShow

Losing a spouse is certainly one of the most difficult things one can go through. A 26-year-old Tennessee woman, Casie, lost her husband, Shawn, due to an asthma attack. 

Her husband was cremated and Casie has admitted to carrying her husband’s ashes everywhere and eating them too…at least five times a day.

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Casie featured on season two of TLC’s My Strange Addiction, in 2011. She shared with the television show that she met her husband in 2009 and the two were inseparable. Sadly for Casie, Shawn passed away two-and-a-half years later from an asthma attack that left her devastated. 

Since Shawn’s passing, Casie has taken his ashes everywhere.

“To the grocery store, shopping, to the movies, out to eat,” she explained. Casie also straps a seatbelt around Shawn’s ashes whenever she drives and cooks the meals he liked, but she doesn’t eat it. 

“Some people laugh, they think I’m playing, but it’s serious. It’s my husband,” she added. 


Casie’s strange addiction took a dark turn when she revealed that she had begun eating Shawn’s ashes. 

“I guess with the transfer of his remains, some got into the cardboard box as well and that spilled out on my hands. I didn’t want to wipe him off, that’s my husband. I didn’t want to wipe him away, so I just licked him off my fingers.”

“And here I am today almost two months later and I can’t stop, I’m eating my husband.”

Casie continued to share that she licks her finger then dips it into the urn and swirls it around to get it “caked on there good”.

Casie shared that the ashes tasted like rotten eggs, sand and sandpaper, but she has grown to love it.

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Casie said she gets a sense of happiness when opening up the urn.

“It’s like an adrenaline rush for me, and the more I eat, the more excited I get…until I realise there’s not a lot left.”

“Then a few minutes later I feel horrible.” Casie has lost 42lbs (19kg) since Shawn passed away because she has only been eating his ashes. 

“When I got Shawn back from the crematory, he weighed 6lbs (2.7kg) He is closer to 5lbs (2.2kg) now.