Legendary heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne — who has often said in interviews that he is “lucky to be alive” after decades of substance abuse, casual sex and drinking — wants his funeral to be “a celebration, not a mope-fest.”
In his health column for the Sunday Times magazine, the 62-year-old Osbourne writes, “I don’t care what they play at my funeral; they can put on a medley of Justin Bieber, Susan Boyle and We Are The Diddymen if it makes ‘em happy — but I do want to make sure it’s a celebration, not a mope-fest (sic).
“I’d also like some pranks maybe the sound of knocking inside the coffin, or a video of me asking my doctor for a second opinion on his diagnosis of ‘death’.
In 2007, Ozzy and his wife/manager Sharon made headlines when they revealed that they agreed to a suicide pact — because she doesn’t want to go through the pain her father Don Arden did when he suffered from Alzheimer’s.
Sharon claimed she and Ozzy made the mutual decision after music mogul Arden lost his struggle with the neurodegenerative disease and died, aged 81.