Washington, DC’s Bliss nightclub has apologized over an appalling spectacle in which the body of slain rapper Goonew was reportedly displayed on their stage at his own funeral. The memorial service took place Sunday, weeks after the hip-hopper was shot dead at 24 years old.
“Our deepest condolences to Goonew’s family, friends and fans,” the venue wrote in a statement, which was shared on Instagram Monday by the Shade Room. “Bliss was contacted by a local funeral home to rent out our venue for Goonew’s home-going celebration.
Rapper Goonew Cause of Death
The Prince George Police Department tweeted about a shooting that occurred on the evening of Friday, March 18, 2022.
The tweet stated: “At approx. 5:40 pm, officers responded to the area for a report of a shooting. Once on scene, they located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was taken to a hospital for life-threatening injuries.
“At approx. 7:30 pm, the victim was pronounced dead.”
Authorities later confirmed the victim was 24-year-old Markelle Morrow, popularly known as Goonew.
Who is rapper Goonew?
Goonew was a rapper who hailed from Maryland.
He was considered to be one of the rising stars in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia areas. As a result, he was usually referred to as a DMV rapper.
According to him, he started rapping on September 15, 2017.
How did Goonew die?
Rapper passing news is officially confirmed by a Tweet handle named @DailyPlugMusic which wrote that “RIP to DMV rapper Goonew who allegedly passed away today due to a shooting. The Forest Creek, Maryland native who is also known as Goon Rich, Goonwick, or Big64 was “allegedly transported to a local hospital after he was shot on 3400 Bl. of Walters Lane in District Hts, M.D. As per several reports, PGDP is probing the matter as a homicide shooting.”