Kiss rocker GENE SIMMONS sent a coffin which was made especially for him, to the family of ex-Pantera guitarist DARRELL 'DIMEBAG' ABBOT, after he was killed on stage during a concert last year (2004).

DIMEBAG was inspired by cult group KISS, and requested in his will that he be buried in one of the famous coffins.

Simmons says, "There were a limited number made and I sent mine to the family of 'Dimebag' Darrell. He requested in his will to be buried in a Kiss Kasket, as he sort of learned his rock 'n' roll roots by listening to us for some strange reason."

Darrell was 38 when he was shot dead by a man who stormed the stage at a concert in Ohio.