My grandfather died in 2004, and willed his furniture to me. He died in his bed, and laid there for a while before the coroner came and took his body away.
The mattress he died on was part of my inheritance. My parents had it cleaned, but it didn’t erase the facts. I slept on that mattress in all of my NYC apartments for 7 years, as did all of my subleasers I had during that time.
Thanks to my parents, we received a new mattress our wedding in 2012. It’s much more comfortable.