Drakeo the Ruler Laid To Rest
Late rapper Drakeo the Ruler has officially been laid to rest.
Earlier this week family, fans, and loved ones of Drakeo the Ruler, born Darrell Caldwell, packed into the Greater Emmanuel Temple Church in Lynwood, California to give their final goodbyes to the ‘Talk To Me’ rapper. According to reports, the funeral was an open-casket service. The platinum coffin, which reportedly cost $36,000, was surrounded by life-size images of the West Coast rap star and an enormous blue-tipped roses floral arrangement that spelled out the late rapper’s name.
Drakeo the Ruler’s mother, Darrylene Corniel, spoke highly of her son during the funeral and said,
“It really hit me last night. Reality is setting in. This is my baby. My son had class, and I wanted him to go out with class.”
His younger brother, rapper Ralfy The Plug, added,
“He was my role model. He made sure I knew the best of everything. He made me start rapping. He was getting so much money and made it look so easy.”
Following the funeral service, Drakeo was laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills.
As previously reported, Drakeo was unfortunately killed last December while backstage at the ‘Once Upon a Time in L.A.’ music festival. According to reports, he was attacked and fatally stabbed in the neck. He was 28 at the time of his passing. Drakeo’s murder case investigation is still ongoing.
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Earlier this month, the mother of the late rapper’s 5-year old son filed a $60 million wrongful death lawsuit against Live Nation on his behalf. The lawsuit argues that Live Nation was,
“completely knowledgeable of the potential dangers posed to both their guests and the performers they hired based on numerous past incidents of violence and death at their hip hop events.”
Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the loved ones of Drakeo the Ruler.