Sunday, October 30, 2016
A man wanting to honor his deceased friend and mentor decided to sprinkle his ashes into the orchestra pit during an intermission at New York City’s Metropolitan Opera. Due to the panic over the unknown substance, the Met cancelled two scheduled performances and called the police. Audience members were subsequently told to leave with several unhappy about the cancellations.
See Man Scattering Friend’s Ashes Halts Metropolitan Opera Performance, Fox News, October 30, 2016.