Rapper Goonew's dead body

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A nightclub has sparked outrage after hosting a 'funeral' featuring what appeared to be the embalmed corpse of an up-and-coming rapper who was shot dead during a robbery two weeks ago.

Fans of rapper Goonew were aghast when cellphone recordings emerged from the event, dubbed The Final Show, which was held at club Bliss in Washington DC on Sunday night.

The 24-year-old rapper, whose real name was Markelle Morrow, was shot dead on March 18 in the 3400 block of Walters Lane in the District Heights neighborhood.

His mother, Patrice Parker Morrow, said her son was shot in the back during a robbery and a large bejeweled pendant he always wore was stolen, reported NBC4.

A funeral for Washington DC-based rapper Markelle Morrow, 24, who performed under the stage name Goonew, took place at Bliss nightclub, where his embalmed body was apparently put on public display

On Sunday, a large crowd of mourners gathered to say goodbye to the up-and-coming rapper at Bliss, which bills itself as 'the perfect place for a sophisticated night of lounging and dancing.

The celebrity news site The Shade Room reported guests paid a $40 to attend the home-going for Morrow.

The crowd are seen dancing and singing while multi-colored strobe lights illuminate the packed venue. At one point, fireworks are set off right next to Morrow. 

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