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Using Fireworks to Scatter Ashes

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Fireworks to Scatter Ashes

The idea of scattering ashes with fireworks was made famous at the star-studded funeral of Hunter S. Thompson, the famously irreverent author who invented gonzo journalism. Thompson, the author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Rum Diaries, and other books, had always wanted to be sent off by having his ashes shot out of a cannon. In fact, decades before his death, he had designed 153-foot-tall tower just for that purpose. When Thompson passed away, his friends and family carried out his final wishes with an even more stylish twist: They had his cremated remains loaded into special fireworks shells. They were, indeed fired out of a cannon at the top of his chosen tower, but also exploded into a colourful fireworks display. It was said to be a fitting funeral for a flamboyantly unique man, and it started a trend.

Now the trend is growing worldwide, it has become increasingly popular! We can help you lay your loved ones to rest in this memorable way. We will collect the ashes and carefully put them into our firework shells. We will work with you to design a completely bespoke display to fit your wishes.

If you are thinking of memorial fireworks to scatter the ashes of a loved one, speak to the Illusion Fireworks team who will talk you through the entire process! Email


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