Mourner sparks outrage by posting picture of dead man on Facebook

Mourner sparks outrage by posting picture of dead man on Facebook
Published: 2016 June 13 21:00:51 (7118 Views)
A mourner has provoked horror from a grieving family after she posted a picture of a dead man lying-in an open coffin at a funeral home on Facebook.

Gemma Williams took a picture of Michael Dene Ray's hand next to hers after she removed a sheet covering his body to place a friendship bracelet on his wrist.

Her photo was placed on her Facebook page as a “tribute" to the DJ and musician, who committed suicide in December last year when he was just 21-years-old.

The family of the late record producer, who went by the name DairyDub, said the photo was taken without their consent and they successfully demanded it be taken down from the site.

Charley-Anne, 25, from Chadwell St Mary, Essex, said: “People shouldn't be allowed to take pictures in a funeral home, it is a place for people to gather to pay their own private respects, not share it with the world."



Gemma, from Basildon, Essex, defended her actions, claiming she considered his dignity while taking the photograph.

She said: "I've done nothing wrong and it feels like everyone is trying to making me out to be malicious.

"I didn't see any problem with putting the picture on Facebook and so many people liked it and commented on how lovely it was."

A petition calling for it to be made illegal for people to take photographs inside private funeral homes without the consent of the next of kin has so far attracted more than 1,000 signatures.

A spokesman for the National Association of Funeral Directors said: "Our view is that any photography that takes place must be at the discretion of each family concerned.



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