I don’t know about you but I find open casket funerals to be creepy. The deceased never looks, uh, natural and life-like, not even the ones on Six Feet Under done by Rico the embalming artiste.
Venezuela’s acting president says Hugo Chavez’s embalmed body will be
permanently displayed in a glass casket so that “his people will always
Vice President Nicolas Maduro says the remains will be put on
permanent display at the Museum of the Revolution, close to the
presidential palace where Chavez ruled for 14 years. Maduro says the
president will lie in state first for at least another seven days.
A state funeral for Chavez attended by some 33 heads of government is
scheduled to begin Friday morning. Tens of thousands have already filed
past his glass-topped casket at a military academy following a
seven-hour procession on Tuesday which took his body from the hospital
where he died.
I guess Maduro has given up on investigating that whole “someone gave Chavez cancer” thing…