Scores of mourners gathered at the Santa Rosa RC Church to pay their final respects to actor and playwright, Raymond Choo Kong.
The 69 year old theatre icon was murdered in his Arima home last week Monday.
Tributes came during the service from friends and family, including his brother Gerald, who was overwhelmed with emotion.
Also speaking was Arima MP Anthony Garcia.
The funeral service will recommence at J.E. Guide Funeral Home at Coffee Street, San Fernando at 3pm, followed by cremation at 4pm.