Body of dead rapper Goonew propped up at Washington D.C. nightclub
The body of late rapper Goonew was propped up for his “final show” at a Washington D.C. nightclub over the weekend.
Goonew, 24, was shot in a car park in Prince George’s County, Maryland on March 18 and died hours later in hospital. Goonew’s family believes that he was the victim of an armed robbery, and Prince George’s County Police is offering $25,000 for information leading to the perpetrator(s) arrest.
The Maryland native’s life was celebrated on Sunday (April 3) with a memorial party at Bliss Nightclub. His body was seen hoisted up on stage as his supporters danced nearby.
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Bliss Nightclub has since issued a statement revealing that it was “never made aware” that Goonew’s body would be on display. “Bliss was contacted by a local funeral home to rent out our venue for Goonew’s home-going celebration. We sincerely apologise to all those who may be upset or offended. Please keep Goonew’s family and friends in your prayers at this difficult time. Respectfully, Bliss DC.” the statement said via Complex.
A rapper named Black Fortune who attended the event confirmed to the publication that it was Goonew’s (real name Markelle Morrow) real body and “no wax figure”, as some people had queried. “As long as his mother was happy that’s all that matter,” he said.
You can see more footage and images Goonew’s “final show” below:
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— THE ENDS (@niggerzaza) April 4, 2022
In other macabre news of recent years, a man known as Prince Midnight constructed a functioning guitar from the skeleton of his dead uncle.
In Midnight’s native Greece, cremation is frowned upon within the nation’s Orthodox Christian church. His uncle Filip, who died in a car accident more than 20 years ago, had requested that his skeleton be donated to a local college for educational purposes.
After the college no longer had need of the skeleton and his family refused to have him cremated, Midnight filled out extensive paperwork to have Filip’s bones sent to his home in the US rather than pay for cemetery space.
He then attached a guitar neck, pickups, volume knobs, a jack, strings and electronics to the bones of Filip’s torso to make a fully functioning electric guitar.
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The body of late rapper Goonew was propped up for his “final show” at a Washington D.C. nightclub over the weekend. Goonew, 24, was shot in a car park in Prince George’s County, Maryland on March 18 and died hours later in hospital. Goonew’s family believes that he was the victim of an armed robbery,…