Khalif Lawrence, the son of dancehall artiste Aidonia, was laid to rest today following a funeral service at the Boulevard Baptist Church in St Andrew. Aidonia and Kimberly Megan have been receiving scores of condolences and messages of support from the music fraternity and fans since their son passed away.
The burial was quite the same, as numerous members of the music fraternity attended the heartwrenching event. Among the dancehall community was Bounty Killer, who shared photos and snippets of the ceremony in two Instagram posts.
The first post showed Khalif on the cover of the funeral programme and on a funeral button worn by Bounty Killer. The caption was filled with emojis of blue hearts and crowns, as well as two doves, saying, “🕊️Fly with the angels King Khalif🕊️ 💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙 👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑 @aidonia4thgenna @kimberly__megan You both are in our daily prayers amen.”
He subsequently shared a video compilation of the service, the doves before they were released, the performances and a glimpse of the program’s interior.
“HOLY TO THEE O LORD FLY HIGH KING KHALIF 👑💫🙌🏾 💙🕊️💙🕊️💙🕊️💙🕊️💙🕊️💙🕊️💙🕊️💙🕊️💙🕊️💙@aidonia4thgenna @kimberly__megan Come unuh send all the prayers to these two families in this challenging time deepest sympathy goes out💐 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾,” he wrote in the caption.
Watch the video of the funeral service below:
A number of IG users sent out a number of condolences to the distraught family. American rapper Busta Rhymes was also in the comments, offering consolations. “This is so terrible. Blessings Love & Light to @aidonia4thgenna & @kimberly__megan 🤲🏿🤲🏿🤲🏿🤲🏿🤲🏿,” he wrote.
Dancehall artiste Govana also seemed to have attended the Set-up last night, as he took to his Instagram Story to share a video of lanterns being released in the sky in honour of Khalif, who died from cancer in December 2022.
Watch the video of the floating lanterns below: