Heroin Hand-Out at Gipsy Addict’s Funeral

The relatives of a dead Gipsy heroin addict adapted an old Romanian custom to their dead son’s lethal passion for opiates: they shared the defunct’s stash of heroin to the other drug addicts in the neighbourhood. According to Romanian newspaper Jurnalul Naţional, the ceremony was carried out during the funeral. Gipsies in Romania very often bring musicians to funerals and they see their dead on their final journey with songs, drinks and food handed out by the grave. But, until now, not with heroin.

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