Star-Studded Send Off For Executed Gang Leader

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Sean Penn, Jamie Foxx, Danny Glover and rapper Snoop Dogg are among the thousands of mourners expected to turn out for the funeral of executed former gang leader STANLEY 'TOOKIE' WILLIAMS early next week (begs19DEC05).

Williams, 51, was killed by lethal injection in a Californian prison on Tuesday (13DEC05) for four murders during robberies in 1979.

His death sentence sparked outrage after he picked up a Nobel Peace Prize nomination for his death row writings, which urged young people not to form gangs.

Williams' celebrity supporters campaigned relentlessly for clemency ahead of the execution and many, including Snoop Dogg and human rights activists Jesse Jackson, are tipped to speak at his funeral.

The ceremony will be held in Los Angeles, before his ashes are scattered in South Africa.


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Oh...How moving to know that Mr Stanley "Tookie" Williams has so many beautiful people that cared for him....There is no other wonderful place on this earth than his ashs to be scattered in South Africa...For it is true beauty and freedom in this gorgeous land which I call home.....When I return I will feel his spirit all around me....He will be truely free now for ever...Melanie
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