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Community Members, Loved Ones of Murdered Dancer O’Shae Sibley Pay Tribute at Philly Funeral

HeadlineAug 09, 2023

In Philadelphia, the slain dancer and choreographer O’Shae Sibley was laid to rest Tuesday. A suspect has been charged with murder as a hate crime; he shouted racist and homophobic slurs at Sibley and his friends while they were dancing at a Brooklyn gas station last month. Sibley’s loved ones paid tribute to the 28-year-old dancer at his funeral service held at Philadelphia’s Met Opera House.

Otis Pena: “O’Shae had the power to touch everyone’s heart, whoever met him. O’Shae was a beacon of light for a lot of us in our community, that was engulfed in darkness. But O’Shae — O’Shae rejoiced. O’Shae was O’Shae.”

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