That's a really morbid picture. That's so sad.
The Ernest movies were pretty ridiculous, but I liked them a lot as a kid. That and Varney was a very talented actor. It's a shame he passed away. I still remember seeing it on the news he passed, I was shocked. I didn't even know he was sick at the time, although like the last thing I remember him doing was a special guest star voice in the episode Bart Carney of The Simpsons.