Music and video equipment store owner Fredrik Hjelmquist said his hi-fi coffin would entertain the dead and provide solace for grieving friends and relatives by making it possible for them to alter the deceased’s playlist online.

“We don’t know, right? But then people believe in different ways in different parts of the world,” Mr Hjelmquist told Reuters when he was asked whether a belief in life after death was what would lead someone to buy his coffin. …

He planned to be buried in such a coffin, he added, and would choose opera for his long sleep. He has not sold any of his coffins, but there have been many enquiries, he added.