Ongoing History of New Music

Ongoing History Daily: Celebrity post-death wishes

When you finally shuffle off this mortal coil, what do you want your funeral wishes to be? Here are some suggestions.

When Tupac died, he was cremated. Members of the band Outlawz smoked his ashes. That was a just a rumour for the longest time, but was confirmed as true in 2012. They had a memorial on the beach with his mom with some weed, a bucket of chicken wings, and some orange soft drinks. Some ashes were sprinkled in some weed and—well, they smoked it.

When Aretha Franklin died in 2018, she specified that she have three changes of outfits for her wake and funeral.

Ozzy has suggested that when he finally goes that someone makes sure that the sound of knocking is played from inside the coffin.

And Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam has suggested he’d like his remains to be fed to sharks.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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