|Warner Bros. publicity photo, 1927 (sydchaplin.com)|
Charlie and Oona arrived in Nice on Saturday the 17th to view the body and ensure its safe transportation to Marseilles, where it would be cremated. Geraldine remembers being worried about her father's response to Sydney's death and whether or not he would be able to recover from it. But instead, although he was dreading the viewing, Charlie thought Sydney looked wonderful, like he could wake up and begin talking to him at any second. (Lisa K. Stein, Syd Chaplin: A Biography, 2011)
|Syd's final resting place|
*Sidney John Hill was the name he was given at birth and is the name on his death certificate (Hill was his mother Hannah's maiden name). Syd's last name was never officially changed to Chaplin.