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Corre had a turbulent relationship with his flamboyant father, he wrote in the Guardian. "I think he was damaged and I'm a bit damaged in turn, but it makes you strong," he explained. "It's like your weakness and your force. You drive yourself on to prove yourself. If he hadn't been messed up as a child, would he have created punk?"
The fashion mogul said he struggled with his father's absences during his upbringing but reveals the pair "made [their] peace" before McLaren died last week.
"My best memories of my dad are all chaotic but brilliant," he continued. "The best thing was when he made up these wonderful adventure stories for [half-brother] Ben and me. I used to hate it when they ended." Corre also reveals he that wants McLaren to be buried in London's Highgate Cemetery, as he wished. He is also considering a celebratory boat trip on the Thames, in commemoration of the Sex Pistols' Silver Jubilee river concert, one of his father's most infamous publicity stunts while in charge of the band.
Filmmaker Julien Temple -- the man behind Sex Pistols documentary 'The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle' -- has also eulogized McLaren, saying, "John Lydon was right when he said Malcolm should be remembered as an entertainer. He was a great showman, shaman and humorist, too."