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Most probably, the retail price of her casket is known only to the funeral home and to the family. But also the wholesale price is difficult to quote because when Aaliyah died in 2001, her casket had been out of production already for more than 20 years. Nevertheless some general information as to its price can be given.

Aaliyah's relatives chose a very rare and exclusive model - one of the last available copper deposit caskets manufactured by the former National casket company of Boston. The type designation was # 20761, a double lid model with lavish ornamental corners, hand tufted premium velvet interior and a silver plated exterior. Unlike standard solid copper caskets which are welded from 32 oz or 48 oz (ounces per square foot) sheets of wrought copper (resulting in an empty weight between 200 and 300 lbs), copper deposit casket are made in a time consuming process by which copper molecules are deposited on a casket form. The National copper deposit caskets had no joints or welding seams nor did the attachments of the handles penetrate the casket walls. Copper deposit caskets have unusually thick walls of 1/8" (3 mm) resulting in a weight between 600 and 800 lbs. Aaliyah's funeral pictures show that at least eight pall bearers were needed to carry her casket. Other celebrities buried in National copper deposit caskets (of somewhat different design were for example President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Elvis Presley, and newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst. In the 1970s, the wholesale prices of copper deposit caskets, which are no longer manufactured in the US, were in the range of $ 5,000 to 6,000 - about 10 to 12 times that of standard 32 oz copper caskets (available at wholesale prices from $ 500 upwards at the time). The optional silver plating of the exterior added around 25 % to the basic price of the luxury casket. If manufactured today, one of these National copper deposit caskets certainly would be much more expensive than Michael Jackson's "golden" casket, which actually was a polished 48oz bronze Batesville "Promethean" coffin with 14 karat gold plated handles, for which the family is said to have paid around $ 25,000.

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Was Aaliyah buried in a glass cofffin?

no, she was in a silver casket.


What company manufactured Aaliyah's casket?

Batesville The answer "Batesville" needs correction: Aaliyah was buried in one of the last seamless solid copper deposit caskets (units made from electrolytically deposited copper instead of welded sheets of wrought copper) manufactured by the (former) National Casket Co. of Boston. This was a very exclusive casket, extremely heavy (over 600 lbs - two to three times the weight of a standard sheet copper casket) and extraordinarily expensive - ten to twelve times as much as a standard copper sheet casket. Aaliya's casket cost even an extra 20% to 25% more than a "simple" copper deposit casket because it had a silver plated exterior. Her ornamental National No. 20761 model was a double lid casket featuring an undivided outer top and an inner divided inner lid. The interior was of hand tufted velvet.


Has Aaliyah body been cremated?

It does not seem that Beyoncé attended Aaliyah's funeral. Her husband Jay-Z, however, was in attendance. Jay-Z and Aaliyah were a couple before he and Beyoncé became a couple.


Did Aaliyah have an open asket?

NO Aaliyah did not have a no open casket, matter of fact there was either nothing too little of the remain in the casket, when the plan blew up she had severe burns and blow the head trama. Actually she did have an open casket. There is a picture of it. She's wearing her favorite color, pink eye shadow. Though what happened she still looked very beautiful. Sorry That was her sleeping ON THE WAY to the BAHAMAS she was sleeping and FATIMA snook a picture of her.


Did Aaliyah have her casket open?

I highly doubt it due to severity of the injuries her and her entourage received from the plane crashing. The coroner will have a autopsy done and if the morgution declares it orange then neither the family or the public will be allowed to view the body. Only people such as the parents can petition to view the body and even then the petition can be denied. From my understanding Aaliyah was burned extremely badly and her body was contorted so i doubt very strongly that the funeral was open casket. They had pictures of her everywhere and to the left of the casket but it was closed the entire time. i think about Aaliyah,you 're right after a crash ,the body is severely injuried ,a crash car or a crash plane this is the same result.it was better that everybody and her family remember Aaliyah in a good record,alive,with joy.i saw my mother dead and she was different,the body change with the death.to remember Aaliyah alive was a good choice for her relatives.the death was so unwaited and tragical that everybody were shocked!!!!! Aaliyah was very loved and will always be remembered no because she was burned so badly her family didn't want it open There might be also a "yes" a n d "no" answer because of the type of casket used in Aaliya's funeral. She had one of the last seamless solid copper deposit caskets (units made from electrolytically deposited copper instead of welded sheets of copper) manufactured by the former National Casket Co. of Boston, Mass. This was a very exclusive casket, extremely heavy (around 800 lbs) and extraordinarily expensive - topped only by cast bronze units. This type of casket was also used for the funerals of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and for Elvis Presley (though in their cases round corner designs had been chosen instead of the more female looking urn-shaped design used in her case). Aaliya's casket had even a silver plated finish adding to the high price. In addition to that, it was a double lid casket: under the undivided outer top there was a divided inner lid. (There is a picture of such an opened copper deposit casket on Flickr.) This would have made it possible to open the outer lid during the funeral ceremony while keeping the inner lid closed. This is sometimes done in cases of mutilated bodies: it allows the mourners to place flowers and last gifts into the casket of the deceased while being spared seeing the mutilated face. If this was the case with Aaliyah's funeral, it would have been correct to speak of a closed casket as well as of an open casket.

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Because she was severely burned.


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What company manufactured Aaliyah's casket?

Batesville The answer "Batesville" needs correction: Aaliyah was buried in one of the last seamless solid copper deposit caskets (units made from electrolytically deposited copper instead of welded sheets of wrought copper) manufactured by the (former) National Casket Co. of Boston. This was a very exclusive casket, extremely heavy (over 600 lbs - two to three times the weight of a standard sheet copper casket) and extraordinarily expensive - ten to twelve times as much as a standard copper sheet casket. Aaliya's casket cost even an extra 20% to 25% more than a "simple" copper deposit casket because it had a silver plated exterior. Her ornamental National No. 20761 model was a double lid casket featuring an undivided outer top and an inner divided inner lid. The interior was of hand tufted velvet.


Has Aaliyah body been cremated?

It does not seem that Beyoncé attended Aaliyah's funeral. Her husband Jay-Z, however, was in attendance. Jay-Z and Aaliyah were a couple before he and Beyoncé became a couple.


How much does a funeral cost?

The cost of a funeral will depend on what type of service you want, i.e. cremation or standard casket funeral. Cremation of course is less expensive due to not have to pay the price of a Casket which can run upward of $5000 or more. Total cost of Standard Casket Fueneral $8000 or more.


How much must I expect to pay for a funeral casket?

A dirt-cheap funeral casket may cost as low as $300, but are visually unappealing. A mid-range casket costs between $1000-$3000 dollars.


Did Aaliyah have an open asket?

NO Aaliyah did not have a no open casket, matter of fact there was either nothing too little of the remain in the casket, when the plan blew up she had severe burns and blow the head trama. Actually she did have an open casket. There is a picture of it. She's wearing her favorite color, pink eye shadow. Though what happened she still looked very beautiful. Sorry That was her sleeping ON THE WAY to the BAHAMAS she was sleeping and FATIMA snook a picture of her.