Meet Rapper Goonew, the musician who died almost a week before was resurrected in a Washington, D.C. Club. What is his real name? Who are his family members? How tall is he? We address it all in this article.
Furthermore, read this article to learn more about Rapper and the whole situation.
Rapper Goonew Funeral Went Viral
After staging a ‘funeral’ showcasing what appeared to be the embalmed body of an up-and-coming rapper Goonew who was shot dead during a robbery two weeks earlier, a nightclub has stirred uproar. Fans of rapper Goonew were shocked when cellphone recordings from the event, nicknamed The Final Show, was released on Sunday night at club Bliss in Washington, DC.
The video which went viral showed the late rapper dressed in designer clothes and sporting a crown. As reported by DailyMail, mourners were said to have paid a $40 cover charge to enter the club. Videos show people in the crowded venue dancing and singing around the dead rapper’s body.
On Sunday, sizable mourners gathered at Bliss, which touts itself as “the perfect place for a sophisticated night of lounging and dancing,” to bid goodbye to the up-and-coming rapper. The video recorded and shared showed Goonew with his eyes open, a designer Amiri hooded sweatshirt, ripped jeans decorated with flames, and sneakers, and accessorized with a watch and a gold crown.
The crowd danced and sang while multi-colored strobe lights illuminate the packed venue. At one point, fireworks are set off right next to Morrow.
Many people commented on Instagram that the show was “weird,” “disturbing” and “disrespectful”. Meanwhile, others defended saying it was what the family had wanted. On Monday, the management of Bliss nightclub issued an Instagram message attempting to separate itself from the developing controversy surrounding the send-off.
‘Bliss was contacted by a local funeral home to rent out our venue for Goonew’s home-going celebration,’ the message read. ‘Bliss was never made aware of what would transpire. We sincerely apologize to all those who may be upset or offended.
‘Please keep Goonew’s family and friends in your prayers at this difficult time.’
Many people thought that it was a wax figure, including rapper, Black Fortune. Black also performed at the event and confirmed it was Goonew’s actual body. Black Fortune wrote on his Instagram Stories: ‘No this ain’t no wax figure… my Brodie went out gansta.’
Rapper Goonew Cause Of Death
On 18 March 2021, the police confirmed that rapper Goonew was shot and killed in the 3400 block of Walters Lane in the District Heights neighborhood. He was shot in the back during a robbery and the pendant he wears around his neck was stolen. He was rushed to a hospital where he later died, according to police.
The statement released by police read, “Homicide Unit detectives are working to identify and arrest the suspect(s) who fatally shot a man Friday in the unincorporated section of District Heights. The victim is 24-year-old Markelle Morrow of Washington, DC. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.”
The precise of his death wasn’t made clear but it was probably the wounds and complications caused by being shot.
What Was Rapper Goonew Age At The Time Of His Death?
At the time of his death, rapper Goonew was 24 years old.
Rapper Goonew Real Name
The real name of Rapper Goonew is Markelle Antonio Morrow.
Rapper Goonew Family
Rapper Goonew was born to his mother Patrice Parker Morrow. After his death, his mother shared, “He was shot in the back and he gave his jewels up”. “I feel like my son could have gone further in his life but he always worried about his neighborhood,” his mother told NBC4. “I miss him so much”.
Meanwhile, while speaking with WUSA (a CBS Affiliate), Patricia revealed that he was on his way to giving his younger sister a birthday gift when he was shot. “All he wanted to do is try to get his family and his friends out of the hood,” she said. “He had a heart bigger than his body. When they took him, they took me.”
Megan Rivers posted a video clip of the rapper’s mother and sister mourning for him.
Did Rapper Goonew Leave Behind A Girlfriend?
Goonew could’ve been dating but he didn’t seem to have a child. Furthermore, his family didn’t mention him having kids and a baby mother/girlfriend.
Rapper Goonew Height
Rapper Goonew stood tall above the height of 6 feet 2.5 inches.
Where Was Rapper Goonew From?
Goonew hailed from Suitland, Maryland.
How Much Was Rapper Goonew Net Worth?
Goonew’s rap career began in 2017 and his unique sound quickly caught the attention of many. He was also featured as one of the Best New Artists on Complex in 2020. His first album was titled “Certified Goon”. Goonew had created or collaborated on songs such as “Goonwick”, “Goonrich Urkel”, “Still Servin” and “Homicide Boat”.
Was Rapper Goonew On Twitter?
Goonew wasn’t on Twitter but the recent video of him went viral on Twitter. He is also on Instagram (@goonew64).