Wealthy people can naturally afford to live extravagant lifestyles – and real estate magnate Sheron Sukhdeo was no different. Indeed, he lived the glamorous life of a multi-millionaire on the Caribbean island of Trinidad. And following his sudden death in March 2018, the 33-year-old businessman was given an outlandish funeral, full of excess.
When did this all begin? Well, at the age of 16, Sukhdeo met a 14-year-old girl named Rachael, and the pair quickly formed a relationship. Some two years after that, the couple got married. They then started to build a family, and they went on to have two children together. However, Sukhdeo also had an eye on building what would eventually become a hugely successful business in the Caribbean.
Setting up base in Charlieville on the island of Trinidad, Sukhdeo went on to buy several used-car lots. From there, the businessman advertised the types of vehicles he would be selling, namely luxury cars and high-end brands such as Bentley, Lamborghini and Mercedes-Benz. His ambitions didn’t end there, though.
Sukhdeo also tried his hand at real estate, adding another string to his business bow. And as the money started to flow, his spending habits became more and more extravagant. Thanks to his success, Sukhdeo treated himself to several luxury cars and a number of racing vehicles, too.
With his love of cars clear for all to see, Sukhdeo also splashed out on gold jewelry, taking advantage of his growing wealth. Despite this ostentatious spending, though, he still felt the desire to share his money with those less fortunate. Indeed, Sukhdeo offered his services when the country suffered a number of flash floods in March 2018, an event that subsequently saw him handing out supplies to people in need.
Moreover, Sukhdeo often ventured overseas, sometimes with his wife in tow, and he eventually bought himself a private plane. As for Rachael, she too was welcomed into the spotlight, with her husband sharing a picture of his wife alongside reality star Kim Kardashian. But while all appeared well on the surface, the entrepreneur’s success was tinged with a hint of darkness.
You see, Trinidad is home to a sizable number of gangs, including two groups known as the Rasta City gang and the Muslim gang. Sukhdeo had dealings with the latter, helping one of their leaders open up a car dealership in the Laventille community. However, the business was allegedly bankrolled by a drug cartel and local money launderers.
As a result of his help, Sukhdeo now had members of the Muslim gang acting as his bodyguards. But in 2016 things took a dramatic turn. With members of the Rasta City gang allegedly planning to kill him, an attempt was made on Sukhdeo’s life. And although he survived the attempted killing, the intrigue didn’t stop there.
It’s also believed that Sukhdeo was paying a number of police officers to keep him safe from his enemies at that time. Yet despite the apparent danger hanging over his head, he continued to go about his business in and around Charlieville. But Sukhdeo’s next big issue arose much closer to home.
In February 2016 Sukhdeo was charged with assault after Rachael posted pictures of herself online showing injuries allegedly caused by her husband. Sukhdeo received the same charge again in May 2017, but neither case was pursued because Rachael refused to testify against him.
However, this wasn’t to be his last brush with the law. Authorities also charged Sukhdeo with handling two stolen cars and set bail at $200,000. And if all his legal troubles weren’t bad enough, far worse was to come. In fact, tragedy struck on the evening of March 26, 2018.
On that date, a drive-by shooting occurred outside Rachael’s parents’ house in Charlieville. Sukhdeo was gunned down and subsequently rushed to the Chaguanas Health Facility. However, there was little that doctors could do, and Sukhdeo died while undergoing emergency treatment. Meanwhile, the suddenness of what had happened looked to be too much for his devastated wife.
Indeed, Rachael was admitted to the same hospital two days after Sukhdeo’s death, suffering from a medical issue that required emergency treatment. During this difficult time, her family stepped in to look after the couple’s two children. Meanwhile, the police pressed forward in their investigation of the fatal shooting.
While the authorities explored whether or not there was a family connection to Sukhdeo’s murder, the businessman’s history with the Rasta City gang hadn’t been forgotten. Police were well aware of the outfit’s ill feeling toward Sukhdeo. And given the possibility of gang involvement, the cops were also concerned about retaliation killings in the aftermath of the incident.
However, as the investigation continued, Sukhdeo’s funeral was scheduled for March 30, 2018. Much like his lifestyle, it proved to be a lavish affair, reflecting his great loves. He was laid to rest inside a gold coffin with several pieces of gold jewelry worth around $100,000 adorning his body.
And as if that weren’t enough, Sukhdeo’s body was also drenched in champagne before being taken to the crematorium in a $150,000 Bentley. However, in a rare nod to financial prudence, it’s thought that Sukhdeo’s jewelry was removed prior to his cremation.
Online, the reaction to Sukhdeo’s death proved quite mixed, but several social media users did offer their sympathy. “My condolences to his wife, kids and family, nice guy, probably jealousy killed him,” wrote Riyas Mohamed. “Kindhearted person.”
Fellow commenter Natasha Blessed echoed those feelings. “I pray that your family finds peace and a good place after such tragedy,” she wrote. “I pray your babies remember their daddy and the beautiful memories you’ve created. May you sleep in peace brother.”
Elsewhere, Real Kennocha felt the need to speak out against those posting cruel comments. “People always have the most negative things to say,” Kennocha wrote. “All I will say is that, in life, whatever wrong a person does, we must always take the good and cover the bad, as we would like done for us.”
So while Sheron Sukhdeo clearly lived an extravagant lifestyle, parts of the 33-year-old’s life remain shrouded in mysterious darkness. And though he won’t be there in person for his family, his millions will doubtless ensure a comfortable future for his children and their mother.