Roc-A-Blok president Stephen Henderson and hit "De Ja Vu" hit wonder Bronx rapper Peter Gunz were among an estimated 500 mourners who attended the East Bronx wake and funeral Thursday for Sporty Thievz mic-controller Marlon Brando after his fatal motor vehicle accident the week before.
McCall's Funeral Home (229th Street and Bronxwood Avenue near White Plains Road) became so congested with mourners, that many people who visited to pay their respects to Brando had to watch the proceedings on televisions outside the room were the services were conducted. Brando was interred Friday at Mount Hope cemetery at Hastings-On-the-Hudson, adjacent to Yonkers, with approximately 200 mourners in attendance.
The Yonkers, N.Y.-based Brando, who also went by the additional nom de hip-hop Robin Hood, died of internal bleeding an hour after he was struck May 10 by a van operated a drunken driver that jumped the curb after hitting a median on Fordham Road in the North Bronx. He was 22 years old.
According to witnesses, Brando, whose legal name was Marland Bryan, shoved his small cousin out of the oncoming van