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GoFundMe takes down page seeking money for Charles Manson’s funeral

/ 12:52 PM November 24, 2017

This Oct. 8, 2014, file photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows serial killer Charles Manson.  (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP, File)

Crowdfunding platform GoFundMe has been providing financial aid to netizens in need since 2010.

Good samaritans have been known to spare some cash on numerous requests on the site, but one ad has drawn flak online seeking monetary assistance for the funeral of notorious serial killer Charles Manson, who died on Sunday.

READ: US 1960s cult killer Charles Manson dead at 83

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According to a TMZ report, the page was set up by someone claiming to be a friend of Manson’s grandson, Jason Freeman.

“It is with a heavy heart I must announce, not only have we lost a dear friend & loved one, Charles age 83, but two days prior to Charles’ passing away, his grandson Jason Lee Freeman lost his job,” the ad, which has since been taken down from the site, read.

“Not only does Jason now have to worry about stepping up to the plate to ensure his grandfather’s remains are laid to rest with the honor, respect & dignity he deserves, but Jason must also bare the burden of covering all expenses.”

The money would reportedly be used for lawyer fees, travel arrangements and all necessary costs of living for Jason.

“We will not sit back and let them throw Mr. Manson away like trash. His whole life he lived with the pain of feeling unclaimed,” the post continued.

“We must not let this happen in death. Together we can help Jason bring his grandfather home & prove to the world Charles WAS LOVED & WILL BE CLAIMED!”

The ad stayed on the site for 11 hours and raised $949 (over P48,000) at one point,  before being taken down completely.

Prior to his death due to natural causes, Manson was serving nine consecutive life sentences for mass murder.

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His body would reportedly be cremated if no one claimed it within 10 days.  Khristian Ibarrola /ra

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