Lifelike corpse funerals on the rise

By Drum Digital
25 June 2014

Corpses are being dressed as though they're alive as part of a new craze.

A funeral home in New Orleans has been inundated with requests for bizarre funeral ideas after the ceremony of a woman who was sat at a table with a beer despite being a corpse.

Corpses are being dressed as though they're alive as part of a new craze.

The daughters of Miriam Burbank were so distraught when their mother passed away at the age of 53 that they decided to demonstrate how full of life she'd been at the time by seating her at a table with beer, whiskey and cigarettes at her funeral.

The ceremony in New Orleans - which saw Miriam's nails painted to match the colours of her favourite American Football team - has seen the Charbonnet-Labat Funeral Home inundated with similar requests from around the world.

-Bang Showbiz

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