Former SIX FEET UNDER star Peter Krause plans to celebrate turning 40 for the entire month - because he only acknowledges his birthdays every 10 years.

The actor, whose character NATE FISHER died in the hit drama earlier this month (AUG05), welcomed his big day on 12 August (05), and he's been celebrating ever since.

He says, "I became disenchanted with birthdays a while ago, but every 10 years, you can give yourself a month to celebrate.

"I already had to turn 40 as Nate Fisher. It was a weird year playing Nate. I'm glad I finished Six Feet Under before I turned 40. Nate is 40 and he's dead."