If you enjoy being the center of attention, then your funeral is a great opportunity to go out with a real bang. I’ve contemplated having my send-off given by a priest in drag, complete with butlers in the buff-turned pall-bearers. Oh, and there’d be a dramatic reading of The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe too.
Because where’s the fun in death if you can’t at least smirk at the thought of your family and friends sitting through something ridiculous?
Now it’s emerged that the recently murdered millionaire, 33-year-old Sheron Sukhedo is a man after my own heart – or, at the very least, his nearest and dearest are. Known in life for being a “world boss” who posed at every available opportunity with his signature gold chains, his funeral was nothing short of insane. Prior to his cremation, he was doused in Moët champagne and driven to his final resting place in a $150,000 Bentley.
The father-of-two was killed outside his wife’s home in Trinidad and Tobago last week. He died in a drive-by shooting that was believed to have been orchestrated by members of the Rasta City gang who had been plotting to murder the millionaire’s used car dealer for years.
According to the Trinidad and Tobago Guardian, a rival gang had been protecting the 33-year-old.
Sukhedo is pictured below in his coffin wearing his infamous jewelry, which is believed to have been removed before he was cremated.
His extravagant send-off is a testament to the fact that people’s attitudes towards death have changed dramatically in the modern world. Gone are the days when it was a strictly somber affair. Funerals are now becoming an extension of the deceased’s personality, celebrating everything which made them unique in life, and Sukhedo’s funeral also included further displays of his personality that inspired some people to call the cops.
The used car dealer was famed for extravagant displays of his wealth and in addition to his gold chains, he was wearing large gold rings and bracelets in his coffin.
A pair of Timberland boots were also in his coffin. We can only presume that there wasn’t enough room in the coffin to put them on Sukhedo’s feet.
Those who knew the 33-year-old described him as a “world boss”.
Because Sukhedo made his living from cars, the Bently that his body was carried in, followed two music trucks to the crematorium.
There were also a number of flashy cars that span in circles on the way to the 33-year-old’s cremation, something which local police have been criticised for failing to stop. These cars continued to spin around Sukhedo’s funeral pyre.
An employee at the cremation site said, “I was asked why I allowed a car show to take place on these sacred grounds. But there were police officers present and they did not say anything. How I can approach them and stop the show? I couldn’t do anything. It was a danger to the persons there and also desecrated the ground.”
Pictured above are the 33-year-old’s widow, Rachael Sukhdeo, and their two children.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish our sincere condolences to Sukhdeo’s family.