Friends, family and colleagues of teenager Connor Brown will pay their respects and say their last goodbyes to the teenager today as he is laid to rest.
Eighteen-year-old Connor lost his life on February 24 following a stabbing in Sunderland city centre. He was attacked in the early hours and later died in hospital.
Today, hundreds are expected to gather in tribute to Connor as he makes his final journey from his home, through the city to Sunderland Crematorium.
His final destination will be Grangetown Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest privately in the company of his family and friends.
Celebrations will then take place at both The Scullery, Silksworth, and The Dolphin, in Farringdon, where Connor was a regular.
It is family flowers only, but donation buckets will be available for people to make a contribution.