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Either that’s the most rock ‘n’ roll thing we’ve ever heard or the start of a Stephen King novel.
The musician is from Florida (of course) and his alias is Prince Midnight.
His uncle, Filip, requested his remains be donated to science before passing away in Greece in the '90s.
He told Guitar World: “After 20 years, he ended up in a cemetery my family had to pay rent on.
"Like, literally in a wooden box. It’s a big problem in Greece because orthodoxy religion doesn’t want people cremated.
“So I got the box of bones from Greece and didn’t know what to do at first – bury them? Cremate them? Put them in the attic?
"All seemed like poor ways to memorialise someone who got me into heavy metal.”
After brainstorming how he would honour the late relative, the musician came up with the particularly bold idea, which he admitted, ‘proved to be challenging'.
However, Prince Midnight did some thorough research and consulted specialists before constructing what he calls the ‘Filip Skelecaster’.
So now his uncle can ‘shred in death’.
Many on social media were stunned by the creation, as one user wrote: “Just imagine being that guy who donates his dead body to research purposes and finds out it is being used by your weird cousin who made a freakin guitar out of you..”
Another commented: “Florida, always Florida.”
A third person said: “Someone has been watching too much From Dusk till Dawn.”
While another wrote: “Should have made a xylophone with those ribs.”
However, this isn’t the only unexpected way human remains have been preserved to honour the fallen.
Vice reports that some tattoo artists are recovering the ink from those recently deceased.
Jonathan Gil reached out to funeral home director Thomas Boyland when his twin brother died in a boating accident in 2019.
Boyland told Jonathan about an alternative method to memorialise dead family members: harvesting tattoo skin from the deceased.
Jonathan sent two pieces of his brother’s tattoos to a lab and then had them sent to Save My Ink Forever.
Boyland then framed the work and gifted it to Jonathan and his mother.
Jonathan told the outlet: “Everything kind of came rushing back, but in a weird way it was comforting,
“In a weird way, we had him back.
"We had a piece of him back that we remembered of him.”
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