Depp’s Unanticipated Role
Undertaker Philly Ryan unveiled an unexpected moment at Shane MacGowan’s funeral, revealing that Johnny Depp defied security officers’ objections to carry the late singer’s coffin.
Ryan, a close friend of MacGowan, admitted inviting Depp to undertake this honor, despite it not being part of the original plan.
Depp’s Emotional Gesture
Photographs from the funeral depict Johnny Depp, among other pallbearers, carrying MacGowan’s wicker casket out of St Mary of the Rosary Church.
Ryan expressed contentment with his decision, citing the pride he saw on Depp’s face while performing this act as a testament to its significance.
Resistance and Controversy
Despite the emotional nature of the act, resistance arose as security personnel contested Depp’s involvement, asserting it wasn’t part of the predetermined proceedings.
However, Depp insisted on fulfilling this role, emphasizing his close connection and friendship with MacGowan.
Criticisms and Church Response
The star-studded funeral faced criticism from a priest, Fr Paddy McCafferty, condemning the inclusion of The Pogues’ song “Fairytale of New York” during the service.
Fr McCafferty deemed it inappropriate and argued against such celebrity-infused ceremonies in a Catholic church, emphasizing the sacredness of the space and the purpose of a mass.
Shane MacGowan, known for his iconic Christmas song, “Fairytale of New York,” was laid to rest following his battle with pneumonia. The funeral, graced by celebrities like Nick Cave and Bob Geldof, witnessed emotional moments as Depp and others paid their respects, highlighting the profound impact MacGowan had on the music world.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn