This party was really dead!
A woman in the Dominican Republic held her own simulated funeral, complete with rented coffin, hearse and even some fake crying from invited guests.
Mayra Alonzo, 59, reportedly paid the equivalent of about $1,000 to stage her own funeral while she was still alive enough to keep tabs on who showed up.
Faux-mourners sang songs and came up to the coffin to pay their respects to Alonzo, who for hours lied in “repose.” Some shot pictures with their cellphones, photos of the event showed.
Photos showed that Alonzo stuffed cotton into her nostrils at one point, a practice used in funeral homes. Guests were served refreshments like coffee, the site Listin Diario reported.
Alonzo, dressed in a white robe and crown described the event held at her home in Santiago as a “dream come true,” according to The Daily Mail.