XXXTentacion To Be Buried With Open-Casket Memorial For Fans
A six-hour, open-casket memorial of XXXTentacion will give his fans a chance to say goodbye on Wednesday – just over a week after the rapper was shot dead in Florida.
Lage crowds are expected to fill the BB&T Center, a 20,737-seat indoor arena in Sunrise, Fla., to pay their respect to the slain 20-year-old musician, whose real name was Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy.
“His mother wants to ensure his fans get the opportunity to see him one last time,” Solomon Sobande, the performer’s manager, told the Sun-Sentinel. “His fans were like family to him as well, and we want them to be able to say goodbye properly.”
During the viewing, scheduled from noon to 6 p.m., Onfroy’s body will be in an open casket placed on a stage, with security guards standing alongside it.
Photographs of the singer will be displayed on large screens, but there won’t be any sort of service.
Fans and media won’t be allowed to bring in any recording devices.
“There will be a few cameramen inside, but they are our people who are recording this for our own purposes,” Sobande said.
Fans have held several vigils for Onfroy since his death on June 18, with some resulting in riots.
The Sunrise Police Department said they would be on-hand at the memorial to provide additional security.
“We are anticipating a crowd, and preparing for a crowd,” officer Christopher Piper said.
The funeral itself will be private.