In what many have described as a bizarre funeral, a young Man who died as a DJ in Trinidad and Tobago was made to sit during his funeral activities.
He was similarly made to sit in front of a nightclub he worked prior to his death, as well as taken around the city in an open car during the funeral.
The DJ Adlay Lewis, and his Dad Che Lewis were killed on November 14. Their death garnered massive attention as videos of the son, Che Lewis, 29, being transported to the chapel in a chair at the back of the hearse began circulating on social media.
They showed the dead man sitting on the back of a “convertible” hearse – a hearse with the top of the tray cut off – as he was transported along Belmont Circular Road in Port of Spain.
Another video followed Lewis as his body was driven around the Queen’s Park Savannah.
The body was put to sit in a chair at the entrance of a church in Diego Martin. The service was arranged by Dennie’s Funeral Home in Trinidad and Tabago.
A live video of the funeral was streamed on the funeral home’s Facebook page, but many were not aware that the ‘seated DJ’ was in fact one of the deceased. Lewis’s father Adlay was however placed in a casket conventionally, also at the entrance of the church.
On November 14 at about 11.20 pm residents of First Trace, Bagatelle Road, Diego Martin heard gunshots.
Father and son were found bleeding from gunshot wounds. Police and emergency services were alerted but both men died.
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