This funeral for a Toronto drummer got real weird, real fast

Bonny Brent died recently at the age of 73. Given his life-long love of music and playing the drums, family and friends decided that he needed a proper send-off at his funeral.

Working with Covenant Funeral Homes in Toronto, Brent’s body was dressed in a yellow track suit and placed behind his drum kit at the service. Everyone made it to YouTube, of course, and has been titled “Bonny Brent’s last performance.”

That is not a mannequin. That’s Bonny.

Bonny’s birth name was Brentnol McPherson and was originally from Guyana.

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5 thoughts on “This funeral for a Toronto drummer got real weird, real fast

  • The most important question is who the f*ck set up his hi-hat & snare like that? I’m not against open-hand technique but c’mon!!

    • Exactly!!!!!!! I’m offended as a drummer. So disrespectful to drummers, but especially to this brother!!

  • Do the math…69 years old.


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