The cost to bury Edi Fitzroy is said to be well over $1 million. Well, that is according to Ali Edwards, Edi Fitzroy’s nephew, who has taken it upon himself to plan the entertainer’s funeral.
Edwards told THE STAR that the bulk of the money will go towards paying the funeral home for final rites preparation while the rest is to pay workmen, buy food and liquor, as well as for decorations.
Edwards said the funeral package cost $334,000 and that includes the coffin, marching band, wreaths, programs, and a few announcements. He said that it will cost at least $250,000 to prepare the burial site and $134,000 to rent the Clarendon College auditorium for the funeral service.
The funeral date for the late Edi Fitzroy has been tentatively set for Sunday, March 26 at 11:00 AM at Stewart Hall, Clarendon College, Chapelton, Clarendon. Burial is to take place at the family plot in Chapelton.
Calls for the public to assist with the funeral expenses of the late Edi Fitzroy, have caused many to speculate whether or not the reggae singer had fallen on hard times during his final years.
Trevor Elliot, who produced some of Fitzroy’s biggest hits including Princess Black made an impassioned plea via his Facebook page for persons to reach out and assist the family with the funeral arrangements. Elliot described Fitzroy as a proud man and an artiste who rose to international acclaim and according to him Fitzroy should be given the burial he deserves.
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SOURCE: Jamaica Star