A send-off for a slain Maryland rapper is going viral because of the way the man’s body was apparently displayed.
Markelle Morrow, who rapped under the name “Goonew,” died last month after he was found shot in a District Heights parking lot. He was taken to an area hospital where he later died, according to WUSA TV.
Police are still looking for suspects and a motive, but Morrow’s family told NBC Washington they believed he was shot in a robbery.
Video from the event shows Morrow’s presumably embalmed body propped up onstage and wearing designer clothes and a crown.
The overall effect looked like someone was doing a reboot of “Weekend At Bernie’s,” a 1989 cult comedy about two guys who pretend a dead mobster is alive for a weekend.
Other people also posted photos to social media.
Many people were shocked by the video.
The reaction was strong enough that the nightclub posted an apology on social media on Monday, saying it was contacted by a local funeral home for a celebration of the rapper’s life, but had no idea of “what would transpire.”